The World In Stamps

A journey in a stamps collection

Yemen – Scurlptures from Maarib-Sheba

Issue of 1961, a set of ten different stamps on the archeological sites of Marib and Sheba. Eight stamps for regular mail and two stamps for airmail (6 and 16 Baqsh)

Horned animal head symbolizing the Moon God

Alabaster funerary mask

Columns of Barran Temple of throne of Balqis. This temple was dedicated to the God Almaqah or the Moon God. 

Bronze head of an emperor, 1st or 2nd century.

Statute of a child in Alabaster of the 2nd or 3rd century.


Bronze statute of the king Dhamar Ali Yahbur of the Himyarite Kingdom, 2nd century.


Control tower and spillway of the Maarib Dam built in the 8th century BC.

Stairs in the court of temple  Awam, temple of the Moon God Almaqah, built in the 10th century BC.

Alabaster relief depicting a woman with grapes.

Alabaster relief depicting a boy riding a monster.

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