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Iraq honors Zaha Hadid with postage stamps due to Hadid’s contributions in architecture

Iraq Architecture News - Jun 21, 2016 - 13:21   5850 views

Iraq honors Zaha Hadid with postage stamps due to Hadid’s contributions in architecture

The Iraqi postal service has issued new postage stamps honoring two of the country's beloved architects: Zaha Hadid, who died in March, and Mohamed Makiya, who died last year at the age of 101. Hadid and Makiya both changed the perception of architecture in the Arab world and introduced some of the aesthetics of Arabic-inspired architecture in projects around the world.

The stamps go for 750 Iraqi Dinars, or about $0.64. If you happen to be in Iraq and have a pen pal there, these stamps may see some use - otherwise, they're likely to be snapped up by architecture aficionados and stamp collectors worldwide.......Continue Reading

Top image: Postage stamps featuring architects Zaha Hadid and Mohamed Makiya were released by the Iraqi postal service. (Twitter)

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