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Gibraltar 2016 "UNESCO Gorham's Cave Complex"

Issue Date 20.09.2016
ID Michel:2 Scott:  Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU:  N/A  Category: pF
Author Designer:  Stephen Perera, Photography: Stewart Finlayson
Stamps in set 5
Value 22p, 64p, 70p, 80p, £2
Size (width x height) 31.1x31.1mm,
Products FDC  x1  PP x1
Print Technique Offset Lithography, 4 colors
Printed by BDT Security Printers
Issuing Authority
UNESCO Gorham's Cave Complex and Neanderthals on stamps of Gibraltar 2016

Gibraltar’s Gorham’s Cave has been granted World Heritage status. To mark such an achievement Post of Gibraltaer issued a set of 5 commemorative stamps which has been developed in very close cooperation with the The Gibraltar Museum.

Gorham's Cave is a natural sea cave in Gibraltar, considered to be one of the last known habitations of the Neanderthals in Europe. Gorham's Cave gives its name to the Gorham's Cave complex, which is a combination of four distinct caves of such importance that they are combined into a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The three other caves are Vanguard Cave, Hyaena Cave, and Bennett's Cave.

It is located on the south-eastern face of the Rock of Gibraltar. When first inhabited some 55 thousand years ago, it would have been approximately 5 kilometres from the shore, but, due to changes in sea level, it is now only a few metres from the Mediterranean Sea.

Related stamps:  The are many other stamps of the Cave and Neanderthals are issued in Gibraltar in the past. Click here to see it.


FDC Presentation Pack
UNESCO Gorham's Cave Complex and Neanderthals on FDC of Gibraltar 2016 UNESCO Gorham's Cave Complex and Neanderthals on FDC of Gibraltar 2016

References:   Gibraltar post 


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