Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Great Jewish Temple Theme of Romanian Stamps

First Day of Issue: February 8, 2013 - Romania

Romania has issued a pair of new postage stamps celebrating the 130th anniversary of the Great Jewish Temple in Radauti.

On 18 August 1883, on the birthday of Emperor Franz Joseph I, the Great Temple was inaugurated in the center of the town.

The Great Temple is a massive building constructed in a Moorish style having two high towers, each ending in a dome, giving the building the aspect of an Orthodox cathedral. The three arcades from the entrance are sustained by four massive columns.

Learn more at: Romfilatelia

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