02 Ιαν 2022

Did You Know? Dr. Heidenstam

Fredrik Carl von Heidenstam (1842-1909) was born at the Swedish Legation in Athens. He was trained as a doctor in …

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28 Δεκ 2021

Did You Know? The monastery of Kykko

Kykkou, Kykkou, Kykkos' hill
A monastery the site shall fill
A golden girl shall enter in
And never shall come …

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24 Δεκ 2021

Did You Know? Bellapais monastery by Louis François Cassas

In 1783, Louis Francois Cassas (1756-18270, a celebrated French artist was invited by Choiseul Gouffier, French Ambassador to the Port, …

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21 Δεκ 2021

Did You Know? Caterina Cornaro

On the second floor of CVAR there is a special section devoted to the last tragic queen of Cyprus, Caterina …

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14 Δεκ 2021

Did You Know? The church of Tochni village

According to the legend, St Helena landed in Cyprus c.327 and rested by the banks of Vasilikos (the Royal) river. …

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07 Δεκ 2021

Did You Know? The Phoenix foundation stone

After the riots of October 1931 and the burning of Government House in Nicosia, the then Governor Sir Ronald Storrs …

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29 Νοέ 2021

Did You Know? A Christening in Cyprus

In their memoires and letters to their family back home, they write about life in Cyprus. Ruby, in a letter …

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23 Νοέ 2021

Did You Know? The Jewish colony in Cyprus

In 1946 to 1949, 52,000 Jewish refugees from Europe, on their way to the Promised Land, were stopped and detained …

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19 Νοέ 2021

Did You Know? The Larnaca Aqueduct

In 1745, Cyprus was taken away from the hands of a Muhassil due to corruption and was put under the …

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09 Νοέ 2021

Did You Know? The Walls of Nicosia

According to Panos Leventis, the Venetian fortification of Nicosia required thousands of workers.

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04 Νοέ 2021

Did You Know? The Cyprus Bandit Hunt

Colonel Donisthorpe Alsop Donne was Police Commissioner in Limassol district.

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26 Οκτ 2021

Did You Know? The legend of Melusine

Many centuries ago there lived in Poitiers in France, a prince named Raymond de Lusignan. He was very good looking …

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20 Οκτ 2021

Did You Know? The Prayer Rug

The prayer rug, or mat, is a piece of woven fabric, used by Moslems and Arab Christians during prayer.

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14 Οκτ 2021

Did You Know? Peter Thomas (1305–1366) (also Petrus de Thomas) was a Carmelite monk born in Perigot.

He came from a very poor family and on his own saw himself through school. He entered the Carmelite Order …

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08 Οκτ 2021

Did You Know? The road from Nicosia to Kyrenia has inspired practically every foreign traveller to Cyprus.

The road from Nicosia to Kyrenia has inspired practically every foreign traveller to Cyprus. They all wrote of the beauty …

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28 Σεπ 2021

Did You Know? Katirçi Yianni - In the 1850s, in the suburbs of Smyrna, loomed a gang of robbers whose leader was Katirçi Yianni.

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24 Σεπ 2021

Did You Know? Austen Harrison - Harrison was born in Kent in 1891, a descendant of the famous novelist Jane Austen.

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17 Σεπ 2021

Did You Know? The Cotton Flux Community - The Linobambaki or Linovamvaki were a Crypto-Christian community in Cyprus, predominantly of Catholic and Greek-Orthodox descent who turned to Islam during Ottoman rule.

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13 Σεπ 2021

Did You Know? Music inspired by Cyprus - Although a small island, Cyprus’s history, especially of antiquity and medieval period, inspired many composers to create wonderful music about heroes, queens and goddesses of Cyprus.

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07 Σεπ 2021

Did You Know? Flamingos - The national bird of Bermudas, the flamingos, visit Cyprus between November and March.

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30 Αύγ 2021

Did You Know? A dowry chest, cedar chest, or trousseau chest, is a piece of furniture traditionally used by unmarried young women to collect items for their dowry.

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28 Αύγ 2021

Did You Know? Hermann Solomon Corrodi (1844-1905) came to Cyprus during his trip to Egypt in 1877. He used to make sketches of his paintings and then work on them when back in Rome.

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25 Αύγ 2021

Did You Know? The trading business 'Horniman's Tea Company' was founded in 1826 in Newport, Isle of Wight, by trader John Horniman.

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23 Αύγ 2021

Did You Know? A brazier is a container in which burning coal is used for cooking, heating or cultural rituals. It is often an elaborate metal container with decorations standing on a foot.

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