culinary heritage

heritage cultural repatriation

The Triumph of Cultural Repatriation

Recent cultural repatriation efforts have seen the return of 60 looted items from the Aydin Dikmen saga, emphasizing the importance of preserving shared heritage and international collaboration. The recovery of these stolen treasures marks a significant victory in the battle against cultural larceny, reflecting a commitment to justice and the restoration of cultural integrity.

history heritage

A Glimpse into Cypriot Heritage: The Cyprus Insula Exhibition

The “Cyprus Insula History – Memory – Reality” exhibition in Nicosia delves into Cypriot heritage, showcasing artifacts, interactive technologies, and Ptolemy’s cartography from the Codex 655 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1974 Turkish invasion, offering visitors a captivating journey through time. This vibrant cultural event not only celebrates Cyprus’s resilience but also serves as a bridge connecting the past to the present and future, inviting all to explore the island’s rich narrative tapestry until June 2025.

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EOKA Fighters Demand Protection of Historic Site

The EOKA Fighters Association is determined to protect the historic EOKA headquarters from commercialization by transferring control to the Church of Cyprus and establishing a museum to preserve its significance for future generations. Their campaign highlights the importance of honoring General Georgios Grivas Digenis’s legacy and the struggle for independence that the site represents.

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Honorary Citizenship for Renowned Archaeologist

Professor Joan Breton Connelly is being honored with honorary citizenship in Paphos for her 50year dedication to archaeological research and excavation, particularly on Yeronisos island. Her work has greatly enriched the understanding of the region’s history and its cultural heritage, earning her widespread recognition and numerous academic accolades. The ceremony will celebrate her remarkable contributions, shedding light on the past civilizations that have shaped the presentday cultural landscape of Paphos.

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Landmark Site Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Status

Cape Aspro and Petra tou Romiou are seeking UNESCO World Heritage status due to their unique blend of cultural significance, rich biodiversity, and geological marvels. This coastal region in Cyprus includes stunning landscapes, mythological heritage, and archaeological treasures, making it a strong candidate for international recognition.

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Free Entry to Museums on April 18

On April 18, museums and archaeological sites worldwide offer free entry to celebrate the International Day of Monuments and Sites, inviting visitors to explore and appreciate cultural landmarks. Initiated by UNESCO, this day aims to raise awareness about the importance of preserving our shared heritage through educational activities and events.

culture heritage

Unveiling the Hidden Gems of Famagusta: Cultural Routes and Monuments

The new cultural routes in Famagusta are unlocking hidden historical and cultural gems, connecting visitors and locals to the district’s rich heritage. These routes serve as a bridge to the past, promoting education, pride, and stewardship for cultural preservation, while also offering potential economic and social benefits through cultural tourism.

culture tourism

Deputy Minister Champions Ayia Napa’s Cultural Riches

Deputy Minister Vasiliki Kassianidou is spearheading cultural initiatives in Ayia Napa, aiming to transform the historic Ayia Napa Monastery into a museum and highlight archaeological sites. This collaborative effort between local government and cultural ministries seeks to enhance tourism and celebrate the district’s rich cultural identity.

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The Cyprus Chronicles: Our Vanishing Island

‘Joy of Origins’ is a YouTube channel by Chara Nicolaou that aims to showcase the authentic Cypriot culture often overshadowed by online portrayals of division and tourism. Through her videos, she preserves and celebrates the traditions, customs, and simple joys of Cyprus, offering viewers a deeper connection to the island’s rich heritage beyond its surface image.

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