For this week's free theme, I've chosen a couple of Egyptian stamps, both from 1959, which show buildings on Tahrir Square, which has been the focal point of any news reports coming out of Cairo for the last 13 months.
The first is an FDC for the Nile Hilton Hotel. The hotel stands where the British Barracks once stood, the front of the hotel looks onto the Nile and the Corniche Road, the back is onto Tahrir Square and just along from the Egyptian Museum. I saw in some news pictures that the sign on the hotel has now changed, I think it might be the Nile Ritz Carlton now.
The next stamp is of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The stamp marked the centenary, though I don't think it had been 100 years in that location in 1959.
I'm participating in Viridian's Sunday Stamps, you can find this week's entries by clicking the icon below.
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