Ancient Civilizations Forum - Athens 2017
On 5th May I put a query for the Readers of Rainbow Stamp Club to find out The symbol representing Ancient Indian Civilization. It was quite a difficult question. I received response from the Readers but only one could answer correctly.
It is none other but the distinguished reader of this Blog and Rainbow Stamp News Mr M. Mahadev of Navi Mumbai. Many Many Congratulations !! Here is the full answer by Mr Mahdev.
The list of symbols, the civilization depicted on the souvenir sheet and the countries they represent is as follows (anticlockwise):
1. Great wall of China (Qin Dynasty) China
2. Sphinx (Pharaoh) Egypt
3. Pyramid (Mayan) Mexico
4. Two Birds (Indus valley painting) India
5. Parthenon - Acropolis, Athens Greece
6. Inca God Peru, Bolivia
7. Colosseum, Rome Italy
8. Winged lion (Persia) Iran
9. Ziggurat (Mesopotamia) Iraq
Thus in all 9 symbols representing the civilizations which fall in the above 10 countries.
The "Two Feeding Birds" symbol on the stamp has been taken from Harappa Pottery ( Terracotta Vessel with painted polychrome design of geometric panels, two flying Birds and two feeding Birds.) representing Indus Valley Civilization.