The Egyptian postal service had the best intentions when issuing a series of stamps to commemorate the Suez Canal and its multi-billion expansion project, only there was one glaring error: the stamp showed a picture of the rival Panama Canal (for those of you who don’t know, Suez Canal has no locks).
Noticing the blunder, people took to Twitter to point out the FAIL:
— Amro Ali (@_amroali) September 13, 2014
Did Egypt really use photo of Panama Canal on stamp commemorating new Suez Canal project? pic.twitter.com/5XBpLF8wlP
— Judge Dan (@JudgeDan48) September 13, 2014
According to local media reports, the Egyptian postal service is aware of the mistake and is taking actions to correct it.
Egypt announced last month plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old historic waterway aimed at expanding trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia. The Suez Canal is a vital source of revenue for the country, earning about $5 billion a year.