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17 April 2020

Excavations in Ephesus 125th Anniversary

Austria: Excavations in Ephesus 125th Anniversary, 17 April 2020. Image from Colnect.

Remains of the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus
125 years of excavations in Ephesus
Nominal value: 2.10 euros
Issue date / available from: April 17th, 2020
Stamp size: 31.80 x 50.00 mm
Graphic design: David Gruber
Printing: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B.V.
Type of printing: offset printing
Circulation: 200,000 stamps in sheets of 50 pieces

The Austrian Archaeological Institute (ÖAI) has been running for 125 years 

The city on the Turkish west coast was already in the 7th millennium BC. BC populated. It was until late antiquity an important political and economic center and an important one Pilgrimage destination. Today Ephesus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In 1895, the Austrian archaeologist Otto Benndorf joined scientific excavations in Ephesus. Starting from Artemis stamped the researchers different areas of ancient times Urban area free. The temple of the goddess Artemis, whose statue on the Special stamp can be seen was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. 1898 became Austrian in the course of the successful excavation work Archaeological Institute founded, which is now a research facility the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

3 thoughts on “New Issues 2020: Austria (Ephesus Excavations)

    • Mark Joseph Jochim says:

      Austrian stamps alternate between “Österreich” “Austria” or, occasionally, do not include an identifying country for some purely Austrian subjects. In this case, the identifier is on the sheet selvedge.

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