Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Iraq Dinosaur FDC 2010 - Prehistoric Animals


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PaleoPhilatelist said...

Its not often to see prehistoric animals on stamps from Middle East. This colourful set is the first stamps set of Iraq shows some prehistoric animals and dinosaurs. For some reasons they took very old artwork as a source of these stamps - mural The Age of Reptiles (1947) at Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Since this mural is drawn many paleontologic discoveries are made. Nowadays, paleontologic reconstruction of prehistoric creatures, depicted on the stamps, looks differently.
Here are some more info about "Prehistoric animals" stamps of Iraq 2010: