Conquest of the Desert (exhibition)
Conquest of the Desert was a Specialised Expo recognised by the 28th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions on 13 November 1951, held in Jerusalem in 1953 at Binyanei Ha'uma, a convention center in Jerusalem. It focused on the themes of reclamation and population of desert area.
|Name||International Exhibition and Fair Jerusalem Israel|
|Motto||Conquest of the Desert|
|Awarded||13 November 1951|
|Opening||22 September 1953|
|Closure||14 October 1953|
|Previous||The International Textile Exhibition in Lille|
|Next||The International Exhibition of Navigation (1954) in Naples|
|Previous||Exposition internationale du bicentenaire de Port-au-Prince in Port-au-Prince|
|Next||Expo 58 in Brussels|
|Next||Floriade 1960 in Rotterdam|
Thirteen foreign countries participated. This included the United States, although it declared a boycott of the opening ceremony. The Soviet Union declined to attend. UNESCO and the World Health Organization also attended.
Postage stamps commemorating the exhibition were designed by Abram Games.
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