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Leventis Museum Reopens After Renovation

The Leventis Museum in Nicosia was reopened yesterday by President Demetris Christofias after a five-million euro renovation which took over a year.

The occasion also marked 20 years since the museum was first opened. Architect Nayia Savvidou, who worked on the expansion of the Museum, said that the design of the exhibition areas highlights Nicosia's 7,000-year history and civilization.

“The museum advertises our country internationally, advertises the history and the cultural heritage of the last divided capital of Europe and of Cyprus in general," said Christofias.

He went on to say that 'civilisation is a source of optimism for our people, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.'

Through its exhibits, the Leventis Museum tells the story of the capital, and in 1991 won the European Museum of the Year.

The revamped Museum applies digital technology to take the visitor on a tour of Nicosia. It also has an interactive electronic map of the capital.

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