Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Postcard from El Salvador

Joya de Cerén is the only UNESCO site in El Salvador. Known as "the Pompeii of the Americas", it is an ancient Mayan farming settlement conserved under layers of ash erupting from a nearby volcano around 590 AD.
The stamp is from 1999 and along with another stamp in this two-value series commemorates the cooperation of the European Union with this Central American nation.
I sent this postcard to my parents in January 2000 when working there.

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