Monday, 11 August 2008

Venus of Willendorf stamp

Venus of WillendorfThe Austrian postal service has issued a three-dimensional stamp of the Venus of Willendorf.
She is merely 11 centimetres high and approximately 25,000 years old: the famous "Venus of Willendorf", found in the village of Willendorf located in the Wachau region. 7 August 2008 is the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the "Venus of Willendorf". Austrian Post is honouring this very special occasion with a unique stamp. For the first time ever, a three-dimensional stamp has been produced.