Saturday, July 26, 2014

Paestum, Italy

Another surprise card from JP, where this one arrived recently.

Haven't heard of this place until I was introduced to it thanks to this card...and it is definitely a great place to visit!
Paestum was a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magna Graecia. After its foundation by Greek colonists under the name of Poseidonia, it was eventually conquered by the Lucanians and later the Romans.
Here you can find some of the most well-preserved ancient Greek temples in the world. However, it is not as famous and not as visited as Pompeii...which is a pity!


the stamp was issued this year, commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Birth of Martino Martini, (1614-1661, who was an Italian Jesuit missionary, cartographer and historian, mainly working on ancient Imperial China.

Thanks so much JP for the lovely always! :))

1 comment:

Bryon D said...

Like you, I had never heard of Paestum. Thanks for the education! Great stamp too!