Kuwait

Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, Natural History Museum on stamps of Kuwait


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Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait, is a country in Western Asia. Situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it shares borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
As of 2016, Kuwait has a population of 4.5 million people: 1.3 million are Kuwaitis and 3.2 million are expatriates.
Kuwait is a constitutional sovereign state with a semi-democratic political system. Kuwait has a high-income economy backed by the world's sixth largest oil reserves. [R1]

The postal history of Kuwait begins around 1775, when the East India Company began an overland desert camel service from the head of the Persian Gulf to Aleppo and Constantinople as an alternative to slower sea travel around the Arabian Peninsula.
After the treaty with the British in 1899, the consul's office handled mail, using stamps sent from Bushire, and forwarding mail to Bushire or putting it on passing ships.
The first dedicated post office opened on 21 January 1915, and used stamps of India.
The first stamp of Kuwait issued after it gain independence from United Kingdom in 1961. [R2]



Official stamps of Kuwait related to Paleontology: Dinosaurs, Natural History Museum

14.07.1982 "10th anniversary of Kuwait Science and Natural History Museum" [1] 01.11.1997 "25th anniversary of Kuwait Science and Natural History Museum" [1]
Dinosaur on stamp of Kuwait 1982 Dinosaur on stamp of Kuwait 1997

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[1] Kuwait Science and Natural History Museum was opened in 1972, by Sheikh Jaber Al Sabah.
It explores the country's technological and scientific progress. Kuwait Science and Natural History Museum provide educational, cultural, scientific, and practical programs for students and the public, as well as contributes to the preservation of the environment and raises awareness and respect for the laws on environmental protection.
The museum is organized in the following departments: Natural History, Space Science, Planetarium, Electronics, Machinery, Zoology, Aviation and the Health Hall. [R3] "The Department of Natural History" contain a hall with some fossils and replicas of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.



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Acknowledgements:
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.


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