National Struggle Museum

Nicosia (Lefkosia)


This display is really for die-hard history buffs and perhaps bloodthirsty children. The National Struggle Museum exhibits documents, photos and other memorabilia from the often bloody 1955–59 National Liberation Struggle against the British. Exhibits include a harrowing copy of the gallows.


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