Israel 2005 Ancient water systems
From Stamps of the World
- Issue Date: 22nd February 2005
- four values
- Designed by: E Weishoff
- Printed by: E Lewin-Epstein Ltd, in sheet of 15 + 5 tabs
- Perforations: 14 x 13
- stamp format height 30mm (50mm with tab) x width 40mm
Ancient Water Systems
2.10sh ~ Hazor (9th to 8th centuries BC). Shaft leading to spring. Tab: stone column capital
2.20sh ~ Megiddo (9th to 7th centuries BC). View of tel, and tunnel with steps leading to water source.
Tab: decoration of animals and harpist from a ewer
3.30sh ~ Caesarea (1st century BC to 7th century AD). Section of acqueduct and coin depicting merchant galley.
Tab: inscription noting Emperor Hadrian
6.20sh ~ Jerusalem: Hezekiah's tunnel (late 8th century BC), and exit of tunnel at Pool of Siloam; Balah (clay lump) with hebrew inscriptions. Tab: inscribed tablet noting the construction works, from Istanbul Archaeological Museum