Saturday, June 14, 2008
Card From Egypt
One postcard arrived yesterday, Friday the 13th. It was from Cairo, Egypt. The card , sent by Mohammad, is again a result of my Postcrossing membership. Mohammad's card shows Abu Simbel. This is an archaeological site comprising two massive rock temples in Southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 290 km southwest of Aswan. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Nubian Monuments. The twin temples were carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 12th century BC.The complex was relocated in its entirety in the 1960s to avoid being submerged in Lake Nasser, the water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan Dam on the Nile River. Abu Simbel remains one of Egypt's top tourist attractions.
The stamps that Mohammad used include the following: a 2002 issued definitive featuring Egyptian Archeology, 1 of a set of 6 and a 2008 commemorative issued for the African Cup. This football tournament was staged in Ghana between 20 Jan and 10 Feb. Egypt won the tournament beating Cameroon 1-0 in the final.
Thát's all for today, enjoy your postcards and stamps.