The traveller George Sandys spoke of a custom in Cyprus whereby all young women, before getting married, sacrificed their virginity in the name of their goddess Venus, offering themselves to strangers. Cypriot women were regarded by foreigners...

French architect Edmond Duthoit in a letter to his parents:

We saw at Peristerona quite a nice church with five domes preceded by a bridge of three arches on a waterless river but covered with pink laurels. The impression of this village...

In a letter to his mother, Alfred Westholm of the Swedish Archaeological expedition to Cyprus describes his relaxing moments at Vouni:

After lunch, work at the excavation until 4, when we take afternoon tea...

E M Barry was enjoying the weather in Cyprus:

A very hot day. In the afternoon we had a jolly ride along the Famagusta road, we three and William King Harman. We had arranged to go and buy native silk, but postponed it ...

Spyridon Trikoupis gives a brief account of the events which involved Cyprus during the Greek Revolution: 

On May 3, 1821, four thousand soldiers arrived, and forthwith the Muteselim summoned to Levcosia the bishops...

The French architect  Edmond Duthoit describes his journey to Kykko monastery:

Here, terrible precipices with sharp naked rocks; there is everywhere the danger of being killed over and over again; but flowers everywhere. ... 

This is the day of St George in the old calendar. The American Missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease described the feast at St George the Near in Larnaca:

We did not arrive in time to see the liturgy, the removal of the picture...

In Gesta Regis Henrici Secundi, a work attributed to the monk Benedict of Peterborough from Canterbury, we read about Richard the Lioneheart confronting Isaak Comnenus, Emperor of  Cyprus:

On the same day (May 6) ...

Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Governor Ronald Storrs, took various VIPs round the island:

Took the trolley down to Famagusta. Round the old town and took some photographs. Lunch with Popham who seemed ...

Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Governor Ronald Storrs, entertained visitors from abroad:

A boat-load of the St Barnabas pilgrims arrived, they had been visiting the War Graves in Palestine. About 120 came up to Nicosia and the museum...

The English botanist Dr J Sibthorpe, who travelled in Cyprus and collected notes concerning the natural history of the island, describes Paphos and his discoveries at a modern Greek church:

Gesta Regis Henrici Secundi describes the marriage of Richard to Berengaria:

In the month of May, on Sunday the 12th of the same month, the feast of St Nereus, Achilleus and Pancratius, Richard, King of England married...