#UNV322-23 – 2002 World Heritage Italy

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The wealth and diversity of Earth’s cultural and natural heritage is celebrated on the U.N. World Heritage stamps.  In 1978, Italy ratified the World Heritage Convention adopted by UNESCO in 1972.  As of December 2001, 35 sites in Italy had been included on the World Heritage List.  Six of these are on the 2002 World Heritage/Italy issues. The euro 0,51 stamp shows the uncovered ruins of the Forum at Pompeii.  The lava from a Mount Vesuvius eruption covered Pompeii in 79 A.D.  Archaeological expeditions, from the mid-eighteenth century to the present, have made some of this ancient city accessible again.
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The wealth and diversity of Earth’s cultural and natural heritage is celebrated on the U.N. World Heritage stamps.  In 1978, Italy ratified the World Heritage Convention adopted by UNESCO in 1972.  As of December 2001, 35 sites in Italy had been included on the World Heritage List.  Six of these are on the 2002 World Heritage/Italy issues.

The euro 0,51 stamp shows the uncovered ruins of the Forum at Pompeii.  The lava from a Mount Vesuvius eruption covered Pompeii in 79 A.D.  Archaeological expeditions, from the mid-eighteenth century to the present, have made some of this ancient city accessible again.