Museum dedicated to Sarajevo assassination reopens





SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- A museum that tells the story of the 1914 assassination that sparked World War I reopened Tuesday after renovations to repair damage to the building from Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

The Museum of Sarajevo 1878-1918 catalogues the period of Austro-Hungarian rule and the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, widely regarded as the act that triggered World War I.

The downtown Sarajevo museum, located at the site of the assassination, was devastated during the Bosnian war. The building's renovation was financed by the city of Sarajevo with help from the U.S. Agency for International Development.


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