Thursday, January 20, 2011

#549 Kazakhstan...Thanks Serge!

The 0.50k stamp on the left is the first stamp issued by Kazakhstan in 1992,showing famous "Golden Man".

Situated in what was at the time eastern Scythia, just north of Sogdiana, the burial contained a skeleton of uncertain sex, in all probability an 18-year-old Saka (Scythian) prince or princess, interred with warrior's equipment, variously dubbed "golden man" or "golden princess", and with rich funerary goods, including 4,000 gold ornaments.

The "golden man" was adopted as one of the symbols of modern Kazakhstan. A likeness of the "golden man" crowns the Independence Monument on the central square of Almaty.


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  2. great stamps of the golden man.
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