Money pours in to save Cyprus´s ruins

Since 2012, approximately €5.3 million of European Union funds have been provided by the European Commission to implement the priorities of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage on various projects. These include conservation and emergency support works on a number of cultural heritage sites and promoting awareness raising campaigns to sensitise the population in the whole of Cyprus about the importance of preserving cultural heritage for future generations.

Subsequently conservation designs and/or conservation works started in the following eight sites:

  1. Agios Afksentios Church in Büyükkonuk/Komi;
  2. Millhouse/Aqueduct in Hirsofu/Chrysochou in Baf/Paphos District;
  3. Improvement of the exhibition room of the Kyrenia Wreck in the Kyrenia Castle;
  4. The Old St. George Church in Koruçam/Kormakitis/Kormacit;
  5. Agios Panteleimonas Monastery in Çamlıbel/Myrtou;
  6. The Venetian Walls between the Arsenal and Othello Tower/Citadel in Famagusta;
  7. The Ravelin (Land Gate) in Famagusta and
  8. The Martinengo Bastion in Famagusta.

The project, funded to the tune of €2,000,000 had a start date of August 2013 and an estimated end date of February 2016.


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