31 Ιαν 2023

Did You Know? Zoncas

In the middle of the eighteenth century, the Tuscan merchant Namindiu was travelling in Cyprus in the company of a …

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24 Ιαν 2023

Did You Know? Cyprus Cats

Cyprus cats, also known as Saint Helen cats, and Saint Nicholas cats, are found across the island. …

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17 Ιαν 2023

Did You know? The Departure of Queen Catarina Cornaro from Venice to the island of Cyprus.

Born 1808, Carl Werner travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East where he probably heard and was inspired by …

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10 Ιαν 2023

Did You Know? The Legislative Council 7.12.1928

This list includes the names of all present at the Legislative Council 1928:

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05 Ιαν 2023

Did You Know? Kolokasi

Kolokasi (Taro) is a root vegetable known as Colocasia Esculanta. One of the most popular Cypriot dishes cooked in …

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27 Δεκ 2022

Did You Know? Kyrenia

Strolling through Kyrenia at sunset one would see the fishermen gathering their nets at the harbor, the Cypriots finding their …

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20 Δεκ 2022

Did You Know? Cyprus in Music

On his return to Cyprus, Pierre I brought with him the French Ars Nova and, later, the Ars Subtilior. …

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13 Δεκ 2022

Did You Know? Gladys Peto

Born in Maidenhead in 1890, Gladys Peto studied at the London School of Art and was a member of staff …

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06 Δεκ 2022

Did You Know? Christ Antiphonitis

The name Christ Antiphonitis means "Christ who responds" and a number of Greek churches are so designated. The epithet appears …

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29 Νοέ 2022

Did You Know? Antiphonitis

On the hills above the village and near Ayios Ambrosios lie three monasteries of which Antiphonitis is the most important. …

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22 Νοέ 2022

Did You Know? Kalo Chorio

Kalo Chorio is a village situated in the Larnaca district, ten kilometers west of Larnaca and six kilometers southeast of …

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15 Νοέ 2022

Did You Know? Labdanum

Labdanum, also called ladanum, ladan, or ladanon, is a sticky resin obtained from the shrubs rockrose …

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10 Νοέ 2022

Did You Know? The pomegranate (Punica granatum)

The pomegranate was originally found throughout the Mediterranean region and in the sixteenth century was taken to America.

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29 Οκτ 2022

Did You Know? Church Bells in Cyprus

The first bell to be rang during the Ottoman period was at Omodos village, at the church of the Holy …

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25 Οκτ 2022

Did You Know? Arrival of Sir Garner Wolseley in Cyprus

On 12 July 1878 Vice-Admiral Lord John Hay hoisted the Union Jack at before the barracks at Paphos Gate in …

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19 Οκτ 2022

Did You Know? The Canopy of Heaven

The ciborium of the Holy Altar of the church of St Mamas in Morphou, is one of the oldest on …

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11 Οκτ 2022

Did You Know? Ficus sycomorus

Ficus sycomorus, or sycamore fig or the fig-mulberry is a fig species that has been cultivated since ancient times. In …

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25 Σεπ 2022

Did You Know? Cyprus Aeterna

Sigmund Pollizer, (1913- 1983) was a British artist who came to Cyprus in January 1948 for a short visit that …

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23 Σεπ 2022

Did You Know? Mount Nemrud

Mount Nemrut or Nemrud is a 2,134-metre-high mountain in southeastern Turkey where, on its peak, lies the mausoleum of Antiochus …

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14 Σεπ 2022

Did You Know? Güllaç

A wonderful and very tasty Turkish dessert consumed usually during Ramadan.

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31 Αύγ 2022

Did You Know? Claude Sosthène Grasset

During the second half of the nineteenth century, magazines such as L’Illustration, Le Monde Illustré, Le Revue des deux Mondes …

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25 Αύγ 2022

Did You Know? John Patrick Douglas Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross, The Orphaned Realm

John Patrick Douglas Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross (1904 –1976) was a Scottish historian and writer noted for his biography of …

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18 Αύγ 2022

Did You Know? Sir Robert Armitage

Sir Robert Perceval Armitage (1906-1990) was Colonial Administrator in Cyprus in 1954. Writing to his mother he made quite a …

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11 Αύγ 2022

Did You Know? Report on Education

The Rev. J. Spencer reported on the state of education in Cyprus in 1880. His findings were presented in the …

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