Egypt: Wrong address?
This print by Titian depicts an episode from the Book of Exodus: Moses parting the Red Sea to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.
Five hundred years later, Egypt recently sought to commemorate another dramatic water event: the multibillion-dollar expansion of the Suez Canal. To publicize the event, Egypt reproduced a rendering on a postage stamp. Problem was, the drawing was of the Panama Canal, located in South America, not the Suez Canal in Egypt. Oops. —Diane Richard, writer, September 18
Images: On the left, Egypt’s stamp of the “Suez Canal”; on the right, a photograph of the Panama Canal.
Source: Robert Siegel, “Egypt Stamps Wrong Canal On Its Postage,” NPR, September 15, 2014