A Ministry of Tourism and Environment drive to display the island’s rich past as a crossroads of history brought out artefacts for exhibitions in St Barnabas Museum last year which had been hidden from public view for years in government storerooms.
Plans for a new museum in Lefke were also unveiled.
Head of Gazimağusa Antiquities Department Hasan Tekel described the new İskele Archeological Museum as “‘an absolute mustsee” open to all which will house more than 2,000 artefacts from Neolithic to Roman times that cover 12 eras of local history.
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