|For the third year running member states of the Postal Union for the Mediterra¬nean "Euromed" are issuing a single stamp. This year's common theme is "Fish of the Mediterranean".
The Mediterranean sea is home to more than 1700 species of fish and long before the Agricultural Revolution fishing villages might have appeared along the coastlines.
Archaeologists excavating 30.000 year old human sites have found only seashells from the Mediterranean but we can surmise that fish have been a staple diet of humans from times immemorial.
Text: Barkev Mihranean
Source: Stamp and Philatelic Service, Cyprus Post