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Cypriot Antiquities Exhibited at the Mediterranean Museum of Stockholm
2009-02-06 13:07:02

Nicosia, Feb 2 - Cypriot antiquities, unearthed by Swedish archaeologists, are on display at the Mediterranean Museum of Stockholm, in Sweden.

During the official inauguration of the A.G. Leventis room which hosts the antiquities, Cypriot speakers stressed, inter alia, the need and importance to preserve and protect Cyprus’s cultural heritage, which has suffered severe damage and is under constant threat due to the continuing Turkish occupation.

According to an official announcement, issued by the Cypriot embassy in Sweden, the exhibition room takes up a special shaped area of the Museum where more than a thousand findings of the Swedish archeological mission in Cyprus in the years 1927-1931 are exhibited there.

This project, the announcement adds, has become possible due to A.G. Leventis Foundation’s subsidy aiming at better promoting the Museum’s Cypriot collection with Cypriot antiquities, one of the largest outside Cyprus.

The inauguration ceremony was performed by Culture Ministry of Sweden, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth and attended by the sister of the King of Sweden.

Present at the ceremony were also many guests from Sweden, Cyprus and abroad, as well as many officials, MPs and Ambassadors, journalist, archeologists, academics and people from the arts.

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