Nov 11, 2014

Thank you Oleg! Domestic rate 2014 stamp for the Turaida Castle 800th anniversary. Archaeological excavations began in 1976, and the artifacts on the selvage (key, coin and ?) were unearthed during these and restoration phases. The sheetlet of 10 has a total of 14 selvage artifacts. 

Oct 14, 2014

Thank you Stav! Complete set of the 2014 'National Heritage' issue. Issued in a sheet of 10, only 5 have tabs. Top left is the Peki'in Synagogue, which, in its construction re-used 2nd-3rd cent. stones, one of which had a menorah carved on it, as shown at top left.
The stamp at top left shows a 5th cent. synagogue in Ein Keshatot, a town razed in the 8th cent by an earthquake. Today, the site is being restored under Heritage Project funding. At top right is the bulla/seal of Gemaryahu ben Shaphan with the City of David in the background.

Sep 23, 2014

Thank you Wafa! 2013 Jumeirah Islamic Archaeological Site set. Occupied from 750-1258, this was an important caravan stop between present day Iraq and Oman.
Thank you Zeljko! Fantastic cover with the National Museum of History and accompanying artifact selvage. Above left is a Chalcolithic ceramic face. 
This is from the 2014 'National Museums of the Republic of Moldova' issue which also featured the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Ethnology and Natural History. These were issued in mini sheets of 10 with 5 different selvage images each. 
 Thank you Duff! Prepaid postcard with one of the two 2014 stamps commemorating the Royal Ontario Museum's centenary. Unfortunately, Canada Post does not provide the accession numbers or any further information on the artifacts, other than above is a 'Shiva Natajara Sculpture, Mummified Cat and Bison'. In addition to this postal stationary, booklets and s/s were issued.  

Sep 21, 2014

Thank you Ari! 1999 'Bronze Age' FDC. Sword and burial stones?
Thank you Juan! 2013 FDC of Chawaytiri, the archaeological site with pictographs of mostly llamas, painted on a sandstone exposure. While this site is believed to date to the Inca Empire, this place was used as recently as 80 years ago by local farmers for fertility rites.