Neolithic culture on stamps

A few days ago I went on a trip and, in one of the cities on our way, we visited a museum dedicated to the Cucuteni-Trypillian culture. This Neolithic–Eneolithic archaeological culture existed from approximately six thousand years ago, from the Carpathian Mountains to the Dniester and Dnieper regions (in modern-day Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine).

Cucuteni

I was really impressed by the artifacts displayed there and I was thinking how nice would some pictures of them look on stamps. So after I got home, I did a little research and I gladly found there already are a few nice stamps dedicated to the Cucuteni culture. Maybe in the future I’ll find them for my collection :)

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Like this I’ve discovered another fascinating theme for stamps: history. Seeing old artifacts like these make me think about our ancestors, about the lives and habits of the people living here many millenniums before us, about all the things that had to happen during this time for us to get where we are today. And I appreciate the people who recognized their value by illustrating them on these stamps.

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