Monday, May 17, 2010

#264 Egypt...Thanks Farah!

The 25pt stamp is from 2000-2002 definitives issue showing Seostris,king of ancient Egypt (reigned 1836–18 bce) of the 12th dynasty (1938–c. 1756 bce), who completely reshaped Egypt’s government and extended his dominion in Nubia, the land immediately south of Egypt.

During the reigns of his predecessors, the provincial nobles of Middle Egypt had enhanced their power through royal favours and intermarriage with the families of neighbouring potentates. Around the middle of Sesostris III’s reign, the rich provincial tombs, which were a mark of the nobles’ power, abruptly ceased to be built. Simultaneously, the memorials of middle-class persons increased at Abydos, the Upper Egyptian

The 30pt stamp is also from 2000-2002 definitives issue showing Princess Merit-aten,who was an ancient Egyptian princess of the 18th dynasty. She is likely to have been the daughter of Meritaten, eldest daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten.

The 50pt stamp shows scene from 20th Dynasty.

The 150pt stamp was issued in 2009 celebrating 4th Ministerial Conference of FOCAC (Forum on China–Africa Cooperation) held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

FOCAC is an official forum between the People's Republic of China and the states in Africa. There have been four summits held to date, with the most recent meeting having occurred from November 8 to 9, 2009 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Previous summits were held in October 2000 in Beijing, December 2003 in Addis Ababa, and November 2006 in Beijing.

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