According to the American ambassador’s wife, Edith Belcher, this was one of her worst days. One of her closest friends was shot that afternoon:

Suddenly at six the curfew siren wailed…

The Russian monk Vasili Grigorevich Bars'kyj arrived in Larnaca:

The town is small lacking in beauty and sturdy construction, with a few houses made of stone but most made of unfired bricks...

Pietro della Vallle, a Roman of patrician birth, on the plant called ‘’ladanum’’:

I landed again. The consul gave me a piece of virgin Ladanum, pure and unadulterated, as it is gathered. It is found plentifully in Cyprus, and as I...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease was invited to a party in a garden, for the day:

The Greeks, like the Arabs, are remarkably social in their habits. They cannot live without society. Not only so, but as they do not understand...  

Giselbert, the chaplain of Count Baldwin V in 1175, describes the crowning of King Amalric of Cyprus:

The Chancellor, however, together with count Adolph and certain other friends, touched shore at Cyprus. For he had been sent...

The Englishman John Locke, during his journey to Jerusalem, stopped also in Cyprus:

The 23, 24 and 25 we sailed our direct course with a small gale of winde and this day we had sight of the island of Cyprus...

It appears that the women of Cyprus made a name for themselves throughout the ages:

Anne was born in Nicosia on the 24th of September 1415 and died in Savoy on 14 November 1462. She was the sister of John II King of Cyprus...

The Venetian historiographer and diplomat Paolo Paruta described the last days of the siege of Cyprus by the Ottomans:

Mustafa Pasha put the Bey of Rhodes in charge of the city [Famagusta], and on the twenty fourth of September...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease on schools:

Saloumides called on me and complained that the Bishop does not seem to have any great desire to push forward the schools. He appears to be discouraged and threatens to leave...

USA ambassador Taylor Belcher sent to the Secretary of State the following report:

Archbishop’s sensational proposals for Cyprus Independence captured headlines all local Greek papers yesterday...

George Boustronios describes how King James came with the Mamelukes from Egypt and took over Nicosia and the throne of Cyprus:

King James sent Brother William with fifty Mamelukes and sergeants ...

Henry Light visited Cyprus briefly:

I landed at Larnica on the 26th of September, having seen the shore appearing on the east in a tract of low land, and in the west in a range of high mountains, the evening before. Here, in expectation every day of obtaining a...