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Lebanon 2003 "Sightseeings: Lebanese Amber"

Isue Date 08.01.2003
ID Michel: 1434 Scott: 571 Stanley Gibbons: 1406 Yvert: 384 UPU: N/A Category: pF
Author
Stamps in set 1
Value 5 000 - Amber with insect (Libanobythus milkii) inside
Size (width x height)
Layout 25 stamps per sheet
Products FDC x 1
Paper
Perforation 13,25x13,5
Print Technique

Offset, multicolor

Printed by
Quantity
Issuing Authority LibanPost
Insect in amber on stamp of Lebanon 2003
Between 11.10.2002 and 08.01.2003 post authorithy of Lebanon issued 10 definitive stamps shows various Sightseeings of the country. Definitive stamps of Lebanon 2002 The first 8 stamps are issued on 11.11.2002 and 20.11.2002 are "traditional" sightseeings stamps shows some famous buildings and landscapes.

The last two stamps of the serie are Fish fossil (Nematonotus longispinus), issued on 22.11.2002 and Amber with insect (Libanobythus milk) inside, issued on 08.01.2003
The amber found in Lebanon is very old, perhaps the oldest, from the Cretaceous period or some 100 million years old. it may hold insight into environments of the past with the study of the inclusions of flora and fauna trapped inside the amber. The organisms found in Lebanese amber date back to the Cretaceous period; a time when flowering plants and insects were co-evolving.
The Insect in piece of Lebanese amber is Libanobythus milkii - specie of small wasps of archaic Scolebythidae family of Cretaceous sediments. The only species of the genus Libanobythus.
The specie name milkii is given to commemorate professor R.  Milka, one of the authors of the article describing the genus and species



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References: The Virtual Fossil Museum

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