22 July 2022
A new stamp marks the 120th anniversary of Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology, ordered and funded by Prince Albert I in 1902.
120 YEARS OF THE MUSEUM OF PREHISTORIC ANTHROPOLOGY OF MONACO
Following the Grimaldi cave digs (1895-1902) which he ordered and funded, Prince Albert I founded in the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology in 1902, on the site of the former Government building, to preserve and display all of the finds unearthed in a single location.
In 1959, the Museum moved to a new building in the Exotic Garden.
The collections displayed tell the story of the major milestones in the evolution of humanity, through the glacial and interglacial periods.
Attached to the Government and supported by an international scientific panel, the Museum’s team conducts archaeological digs and laboratory research, and publishes scientific articles, in addition to organising exhibitions and mediation activities.
- Design and line-engraving: Sarah LAZAREVIC
- Printing process: Steel-engraving and offset
- Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 30 mm horizontal
- Quantity of issue: 40 000 stamps
- Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations