The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (TCCH) in Cyprus announced the successful completion of the conservation works at the Arsenal/Canbulat Bastion in Famagusta.
The restoration project, conducted within the framework of the “Support to cultural heritage monuments of great importance for Cyprus,” was made possible through funding from the European Union (EU) and implementation by the United Nations Development Programme ( UNDP).
Officials stressed the importance of the role of cultural preservation towards reunification of the island during the event marking the completion of the project held on the site of the bastion in the north.
Attendees tried the VR technology allowing them to virtually explore Cyprus’ diverse cultural heritage sites through Cyprusdigitalheritage.com.
The Arsenal/Canbulat bastion, dating back to the early 13th century, bears traces of various civilizations that have influenced the island. The current tower replaced the original Lusignan round tower and underwent further modifications by the Ottomans.
Part of the works included the replacement of stones, reconstruction of the collapsed retaining wall and collapsed part of the northeast platform, consolidation of the southern curtain wall with rubble stone and extensive vegetation removal at the masonry walls.
( Source CNA- Cyprus Mail)