In 1969 the Syrian Arab Republic issued a set
of three stamps to commemorate the 10th Science Week and the 6th Arab
Science Conference. The design on one of the stamps is a map of the
Arab countries along the Mediterranean Sea, in Africa and on the Arab
peninsula. The countries include Western Sahara, Morocco, Algeria,
Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia,
Yemen, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. An oil well and microscope
in the upper right corner emphasize the science theme.