Rupert Gunnis was up to his escapades as an archaeologist and noted in his diary:

Up early and with Mr Loizides, the local advocate, a helpful but talkative person to Lithrangomi looking at the charming church on the way dedicated to...

Nicolai de Marthono, a notary of Carinola, came to Cyprus in 1394 and visited Nicosia:

The said city of Nicosia has an Archbishop, and his church is dedicated to Saint Sophia it is a fair and great church...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease noted in his diary:

Many coins of Ptolemeus as well as the Roman consuls and emperors have been found at the ruins of Citium here, but I do not know if any have been discovered of Venetian or Genoese origin, though they have been found...

American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease describes Larnaca:

The village of Larnica indicates a state of decline among the people - many of the buildings are decayed, the walls are decayed, the walls are broken down and the hedges destroyed....

Leontios Makhairas described John Visconti’s desperation when he had to write to King Peter I about the scandal in his household:

“My thrice-honoured lord, first I recommend myself to you: it is my duty...

From the diaries of Edith Belcher:

Having stayed out of town all week, I discovered that yesterday Foot walked down Ledra Street with only two bodyguards and no armoured tanks such as Harding utilised his last week here...

The intrepid missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease was discovering Larnaca:

In company with Lucinda I visited the Greek church in the Marina. It is also a kind of monastery. Mr Pierides says that each of the priests has...

Nicolai de Marthono, a notary of Carinola, came to Cyprus and visited the Holy Cross:

Desirous however to visit the blessed cross of the good thief, which is called the cross of Cyprus, I left Nicosia after dinner on December 15 and went towards the mountain where is...

Sir Garnet Wolseley sends off the last convicts:

The remaining 32 convicts, who were convicted of crimes before we came here, were to have embarked, in accordance with an agreement I made with Layard...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease took note of the Cypriots’ heads:

I have observed the following characteristics of the Cypriots. Their heads are usually not over the middle size, the forehead slopes (retreats) ...

Nicolai de Marthono, a notary of Carinola, describes his journey in Cyprus:

On the morning of December 18 I rose early and took the road to Famagusta and passing the salt lake where is made a great quantity of salt, ...

Kyprianos, the Archimandrite of the Church of Cyprus, refers to an old rebellion in Cyprus:

I learnt something from popular tradition, and I also obtained excellent information from the lips of an aged Turk of 97, and from a Greek almost as old, who had both been eyewitnesses...