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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04 Αύγ 2022

Did You Know? The Maltese in Cyprus

After political domination, colonising the island was the second priority of the British. Within this framework London tried to entice …

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27 Ιούλ 2022

Did You Know? The Maronites

The traveller Tommaso Porcacchi published in 1576 a book about the islands he had visited in 1550, amongst which Cyprus.

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20 Ιούλ 2022

Did You Know? Slaves in Cyprus

With the Ottoman conquest “slavery”, in the sense of parici used in the medieval period, ceased. The Ottomans “freed” all …

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13 Ιούλ 2022

Did You Know? Kyrenia Country Club

One of the most well-known establishments was the Kyrenia Country Club, founded by Crawford Allen in the early 1930s, a …

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06 Ιούλ 2022

Did You Know? The Houstons

The first English, or rather, Scottish person who moved to Kyrenia was George Ludovic Houston in 1879, and he brought …

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29 Ιούν 2022

Did You Know? Panayia Kanakaria

This well-known church of Cyprus is situated at the entrance of the village of Lythrangomi. The name of the village …

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22 Ιούν 2022

Did You Know? Helena vs Marietta

In north Nicosia, behind St Sophia Cathedral, is the Sultan’s library. Built in honour of Mahmut II by the Vali …

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15 Ιούν 2022

Did You Know? Gypsies

The Romani or Roma, are a traditionally itinerant ethnic group, living mostly in Europe and originating from the northern regions …

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08 Ιούν 2022

Did You Know? Jiklos

Up in the mountain just before entering Kyrenia, in an area called Jiklos, were two or three British homes in …

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02 Ιούν 2022

Did You know? The Exiles

In 1571, when Famagusta fell to the Ottomans, the town was taken over by the militia. All inhabitants, Moslem, Orthodox …

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30 Μάι 2022

Did You Know? The Buyuk Khan

The Buyuk Khan, or Great Inn. One of the first constructions erected by the Ottomans in 1572, this inn was …

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26 Μάι 2022

Did You Know? Archangel Michael-Trypiotis church

Archaeologists say that the church was built on the site of a monastery (1295), which used to be the residence …

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21 Μάι 2022

Did You Know? Nicosia Bastions

The choice of eleven bastions was based on the fact that Cyprus had eleven administrative provinces or contrade.

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17 Μάι 2022

Did You Know? The Venetian walls of Nicosia

Panos Leventis, in Twelve times in Nicosia, 2005, presents the history of Nicosia from 1192-1570 and points out the …

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03 Μάι 2022

Did You Know? Names of villages

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25 Απρ 2022

Did You Know? Robert Anning Bell, Catherine Queen of Cyprus

The painting, which hangs in the Caterina Cornaro room on the second floor of the CVAR, is inscribed verso on …

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19 Απρ 2022

Did You Know? Kantara Castle

Among the theories put forward to explain the origins of the castle are that it was first built In 965 …

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