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International Day of Monuments and Sites, 2015
24/04/2015

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EVENT AT THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF CHOIROKOITIA ON THE 24TH APRIL 2015, WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES (18 APRIL)

The 18th April was designated in 1983 by UNESCO as International Day for Monuments and Sites, following a proposal by ICOMOS, a non-governmental International Council on Monuments and Sites, responsible for the preservation and protection of world cultural heritage. Since 1983, the 18th April is celebrated every year with events aiming at raising public awareness on issues related to archaeological heritage, and all forms of culture, in general.

Within this framework, an event will take place at the Archaeological Site of Choirokoitia, on Friday the 24th of April 2015, at 17:30, to celebrate the gradual implementation of the Master Plan of this very important Neolithic site, the creation of new routes within the archaeological site, and the installation of new informative panels, sponsored by the French Company TOTAL in collaboration with the French Institute of Cyprus. During the event, guided tours will take place, with the participation of scouts from the Cyprus Scouts Association, as well as students from the American International School in Cyprus, who took part in the tree planting expedition for the restoration of the natural landscape, following the fire in 2013. A reception will follow in the square of Choirokoitia, courtesy of the Community Council. The event is being held under the auspices of the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mr Marios Demetriades.

The event aims at highlighting the need to establish an appropriate framework, which will secure the protection, preservation and promotion of the Archaeological Sites and Monuments in Cyprus. Such a framework will also create the basis for the conduct of research and interactive activities for children, young people, students and researchers.






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