The theme for EUROPA 1978 was Monuments. 58 participating countries issued stamps on this common theme. The Isle of Man issued a set of stamps on the theme of Monuments. The stamps were issued on 24 May 1978 and featured tombstones. 30 countries issued 65 stamps on this theme. The three 6 pence stamps were issued in a strip of three and three strips were issued in one sheet. The tombstones featured on stamps are
Afghanistan issued a stamp on Buddhas of Bamiyan on 27 Sep 1985 on the occasion of 10th Anniversary of World Tourism Organisation. The Buddhas of Bamiyan were 6th Century monumental statues of Gautam Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in Bamiyan Valley in the Hazarajat region of Central Afghanistan 230 kms north west of Kabul at an elevation of 2,500 metres. The statues represented the classical blended style of Gandhara art. They were dynamited and destroyed in Mar 2001.These remnants of Buddha statues are included on 2008 World Monuments watch list of 100 most endangered sites by World Monuments Fund.
The Year 2006 was celebrated in Mongolia to mark 800th Anniversary of Great Mongolian Empire founded by Gehghis Khan ,regarded by Mongolian people as Father of Nation. Founded in 1206 the Great Mongolian Empire at its peak under Kublai Khan had 33 million square kilometers territory under its control from Mediterranean to the Pacific.
A Special Souvenir Sheet of Silk was issued to commemorate this event on 19 Sep 2006. It features a Painting by D Erdenebileg showing Gehghis Khan at the head of his troops
Traditional Chinese art expressed in Temple Architecture was the theme for a set of Four stamps issued by Tiwan (ROC) on 01 Sep 1982. The famous Tsu Shih (Divine Ancestor ) Temple of Sanhsia in Taipei County was first built in 1768 and has been renovated since then.
The details of stamps are
NT $2.00 – It features a skillfully carved Lion.
NT $3.00 – It depicts a pair of Lions which form a bracket set.
NT $5.00 -Depict the delicately carved sub-lintels that decorate a temple passageway.
NT $18.00 – Features gently curved highly decorated tiled roofs.