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Department of Antiquities, Cyprus

The Department of Antiquities is responsible for the management of the archaeological heritage of Cyprus. The Department's main areas of activity and responsibility are the following:

-systematic and rescue excavations as well as archaeological surveys,

-the establishment, management and operation of archaeological museums,

-the conservation, restoration, protection and promotion of Ancient Monuments in the First and Second Schedule of the Antiquities Law, of archaeological sites and of monuments of architectural heritage.

One of the aims of the Department of Antiquities is also the use of both ancient monuments and archaeological museums for educational purposes and cultural activities, as well as for the stimulation of cultural tourism. In order to achieve the above, the Department of Antiquities organises conferences, exhibitions and lectures both in Cyprus and abroad.

Israel Antiquities Authority, Israel

The Israel Antiquities Authority is in charge of the country’s antiquities and antiquity sites, their excavation, preservation, conservation, study and publication thereof, as well as the country’s antiquity treasures.

The Israel Antiquities Authority will serve as the leading professional body for the study of the archaeology of Eretz-Israel. It will preserve, conserve and study the archaeological heritage of the country at the highest scientific level, and will maintain a balance between development needs and antiquities preservation.

The Israel Antiquities Authority will aim to increase public awareness and interest in the country's archaeological heritage.

The Israel Antiquities Authority will encourage the professional capabilities of its employees and their obligations to the organization and its goals.

Technical Committee, Cyprus

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage works to provide a mutually acceptable mechanism for the implementation of practical measures for the proper preservation, physical protection and restoration (including research, study and survey) of the immovable cultural heritage of Cyprus.

The Committee believes that protection of cultural heritage is an integral part of the ongoing process of broadening areas of cooperation between the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots, which can only be achieved through joint efforts.

The protection of the cultural heritage also stimulates sustainable development and mutual understanding.

For this reason, we call on those interested in our work to continue supporting our efforts to preserve our heritage so that we can build our future on a culture of peace, tolerance, cooperation, dialogue and respect for differences.