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Alexandria home and museum of Greek poet C.P. Cavafy to be restored

Τhe Cavafy Museum in Alexandria will be restored by the Onassis Foundation in collaboration with the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, it was announced on Friday, according to ANA.

The cultural foundation’s announcement came on April 29, 2022, commemorating the date Greek poet Constantine P. Cavafy was born and when he died (1863-1933), thus marking 159 years since his birth – 89 since his death.

The museum, known locally as Cavafy’s House, is located in the apartment where Cavafy lived for the last 35 years of his life. Ιt was inaugurated in 1992 and has since been run and maintained by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Alexandria, Egypt. The actual street was called Rue Lepsius in Cavafy’s time but it was renamed Rue C.P. Cavafy in his honour.

Cavafy’s digitized archive, which includes more than 2,000 items, can be found at https://cavafy.onassis.org/el/

A brief video released by the Onassis Foundation pertaining to Cavafy’s home and the restoration project can be seen at 

More information about the project can be found at https://www.onassis.org/el/news/the-onassis-foundation-supports-the-restoration-of-the-cavafy-museum-in-alexandria-in-collaboration-with-the-hellenic-foundation-for-culture

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