Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spanish Stamp Celebrates Kingdom of Granada

First Day of Issue: February 26, 2013 - Spain

Spain has issued a new postage stamp celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the Kingdom of Granada.

The Caliphate of Cordoba and, consequently, the Umayyad dynasty began to collapse in 1009 and the Al-Andalus territories were split up into small, short-lived states called “kingdoms of taifa”.

One of the first of these kingdoms was Granada, founded in 1013 by the Muslim Berber Zawi ben Ziri.

Learn more at: Correos

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