The Greek historian Xenophon credited Cyrus the Great (who ruled in 580 to 530 BC) with the invention of the postal system, but the first document that mentions post was found in Egypt, dating back to about 2000 BC.Continue Reading
The Egyptian document is a will sent by a father to his son telling the latter of the bright future that awaited a scribe in government posts, according to Tour Egypt. Mail during the time of the pharaohs was probably distributed by postmen who traveled on foot. They may also have followed the paths of caravans and armies to send messages to other countries.
However, Xenophon credited Persia's Cyrus the Great with the invention of the postal system, according to Farsinet.com. Cyrus built posting stations across his empire to ensure the efficient exchange of information between him and his governors, known as satraps. Although the Egyptians invented the postal system, Cyrus may have improved upon the concept during his rule.Learn more about Postal Services
It is possible to look up a postal code using the Look Up a ZIP Code button on the website of the U.S. Postal Service, www.usps.com. The button is located on the left side of the page.Full Answer >
CR2 6XH, 5432, 69008 and A65 F4E2 are examples of the variety of postal codes found around the world. Some countries, such as Australia and France, use fully numeric postal codes. Other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Ireland, use codes that are a combination of letters and numbers.Full Answer >
To fill out a postal money order, write the name of the intended recipient and the name and address of the person sending the money order in the appropriate fields on the form. The sender may also have to sign his or her name if there is a signature line. Some postal money orders, such as those purchased from the U.S. Postal Service, also have additional fields, including an address line for the recipient and a memo, "C.O.D. Number," or "Re" line, to provide additional information about the money order or recipient. A pen is required to fill out a postal money order.Full Answer >
In the United Kingdom, postal orders can be bought in various denominations, then sent through the mail or post to the payee. Postal orders look like checks, can be made out to specific payees and can be restricted so that payees can only pay them into a bank account.Full Answer >