Sunday, July 13, 2008

Postal museum to chronicle Iran's history

Iran's Press TV reports, "The building housing Iran's Postal Museum in Tehran will be home to the largest postal and telecom museum in the Middle East to chronicle the 2,500-year history of Iran's postal system."

Among the displays to be featured at the new 18,000 square-meter compound are stamp collections which date back to the Qajar dynasty as well as more contemporary collections from the Pahlavi era.

The museum will also include collections from the Islamic Republic of Iran, which made special use of the postage stamp as a medium to deliver its political, religious and social message after the Islamic Revolution.

Alireza Berangi, the head of public relations at Iran's Post Museum, is quoted as saying the ambitious venture will eventually also help to bring the country's postal system to international standards.

Shown above, the building housing Iran's Postal Museum.

For more on early postal systems, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM