The history of Nicosia was the main subject of a ceremony which took place in the old Mayor’s House of Vienna. The event was organized by the Cypriot Cultural Centre of Vienna including book and documentary presentation, photograph exhibition and music performance.
In his greeting speech, the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus in Austria, Kostas Papadimas highlighted the fact that Nicosia, because of Turkish occupation, is the only capital in Europe as well as worldwide, which remains divided. He also welcomed the idea for the organization of the event.
The well-known archaeologist and art historian, Anna Marangou, presented her book Nicosia: The History of The City. The ceremony included a photo exhibition of the photographer Mihalis Georgiadis regarding the damage of the Cypriot Cultural Heritage as well as a documentary concerning the Cyprus Presidency in EU. The event included a music program with parts from well-known Greek and Cypriot works.