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The natural beauties of Akhisar will be shown to Italians during the exhibit in Rome. DHA photo

The natural beauties of Akhisar will be shown to Italians during the exhibit in Rome. DHA photo

The Aegean province of Manisa’s Akhisar district will open an exhibition in Rome to introduce its historical and cultural richness and promote religious tourism. Akhisar, which was home to many civilizations like the Hittites, Akkads, Lydians, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans, will hold a photography exhibit called “Illuminare” organized by the Akhisar Municipality. The exhibition will welcome visitors between Aug. 22 and Sept. 7.

Akhisar Mayor Salih Hızl announced that the introduction cocktail would be held on Sept. 5. He said the goal of the exhibition was to increase the number of the visitors from 15,000 to 500,000.

“Akhisar is an important place with its history, culture and social environment. We had three exhibitions related to each other before. The first of them was presented on Taksim Subway, the second one was at the Antalya International Airport and the last one was at Çeşme Castle. Our next exhibition will be presented at the Turkish Embassy near the Vatican in Rome. The title ‘Illuminare’ means to illuminate in Italian,” he said.

August/18/2012

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