Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps and postmarks of Jordan
, officially The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab
kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.
Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the east and south,
to the north-east, Syria to the north,
to the west and the Red Sea in the extreme southwest..
It shares control of the Dead Sea with Israel.
Jordan's only port is at its southern tip, at the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba, which it shares with Israel,
, and Saudi Arabia.
Much of Jordan is covered by the Arabian Desert. Jordan is
strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe.
The capital, Amman, is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic and cultural centre.
What is now Jordan has been inhabited by humans since the Paleolithic period.
Jordan is a relatively small semi-arid almost landlocked country with a population numbering at 9.5 million
post offices were present in Jordan utill 1918, as Jordan was a part of the Turkish Empire.
Since 1918 to 1946 the country was a part of British Transjordan territory and used stamps overprinted "East of Jordan" in Arabic.
On 25 May 1946, the Emirate became the "Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan", achieving full independence on 17 June 1946.
In 1949, it was renamed the "Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan".
To date (2021), only one set of stamps depicting prehistoric animals has been issued by the Jordan Post.
Official stamps of Jordan related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals
|18.09.2013 "Prehistoric Animals"
Commemorative postmarks of Jordan related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals
Legend is here
|18.09.2013 "Prehistoric Animals" [FDC]
Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice
from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University,
for the draft page review and his valuable comments.