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19th century Limassol council minutes to go online

Δελτίο Τύπου 14

Limassol council meeting minutes from 1878 will be placed online granting public access for the first time, mayor Nicos Nicolaides announced on Monday.

The announcement was made during an online conference organised by the Pattichion Municipal Museum commemorating this year’s International Archives Day.

Digitised volumes of the council’s minutes will be uploaded online for public perusal as the digitisation process progresses.

“The Limassol municipal council was founded in 1878 with its first mayor and council head being Christodoulos Karydes,” the council said.

“The council’s minutes represent an important primary source for both the history of Limassol as well as Cyprus in general,” it added.

The digitisation process, which has been made more complex and arduous due to the trilingual nature of the minutes, since they were recorded in Greek, English and Ottoman Turkish, is being conducted through a partnership with the Cyprus University of Technology (Tepak).

A special edition of the very first tome of the minutes is currently being prepared and will be the first release.

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