Committee for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of Cyprus deposits its Archive in the Hellenic Parliament

The Committee for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of Cyprus deposited, by unanimous decision, on Tuesday, June 4, its Archive in the Library of the Hellenic Parliament. The Committee was formed in 1985 for the purpose of recording and preserving the cultural monuments of Cyprus.

The Archive covers the period between 1985 and 2003, recording the destructions caused by the Turkish invasion and occupation, on the monuments of Cyprus. It contains manuscripts, typewritten documents, images, photographs and editions about the cultural heritage of Cyprus, certain of which are translated in many languages, with the contribution of the Hellenic Parliament.

During the official ceremony held in the Hellenic Parliament, President of the Hellenic Parliament Nikos Voutsis received the Archive from the Secretary-General of the Committee Anna Filini.

According to the Hellenic Parliament’s announcement the Archive of the Committee for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of Cyprus enriches historical knowledge as regards the specific period of Cyprus’ history and complements the edition of the File of Cyprus, the first six volumes of which have already been published. The Hellenic Parliament stated that the Library of the Parliament will substantiate and file the Archive of the Committee the soonest, in order to open it to public access.

Source: Cyprus News Agency