15 Αύγ 2021

Did You Know? Hubble bubble, hookah, shisha, nargileh, ghalyan, all these words refer today to the well-known smoking devise for heating or vapourising, and then smoking, tobacco.

Hubble bubble, hookah, shisha, nargileh, ghalyan, all these words refer today to the well-known smoking devise for heating or vapourising, …

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03 Αύγ 2021

Did You Know? During the end of the nineteenth century, England and France were competing as to who would take the most from the fast disintegrating Ottoman Empire.

During the end of the nineteenth century, England and France were competing as to who would take the most from …

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23 Ιούλ 2021

Did You Know? The Pedieos River

The Pedieos is the longest river in Cyprus, flowing from the Troodos mountains close to Macheras monastery across the Mesaoria …

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16 Ιούλ 2021

Did You Know? Gladys Emma Peto (1890-1977) came to Cyprus from Malta in 1926

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06 Ιούλ 2021

Cyprus is full of spirits that talk of its history and culture

Cyprus is full of spirits that talk of its history and culture

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02 Ιούλ 2021

A Network of Proclivities

Christopher Hurst published in 1977 The View from King Street: An essay in Autobiography.

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28 Ιούν 2021

The Katirci

The village of Atnienou was always associated with muleteers and camel drivers. The village is supposed to have taken its …

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21 Ιούν 2021

Tulipa Cypria

The genus Tulipa belongs to the family of Liliaceae that comprises about 100 species of plants that originate in Europe, …

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14 Ιούν 2021

Messageries Maritimes

Messageries Maritimes was a French merchant shipping company. Small paddle steamers, owned by M. Rostand, used to sail within the …

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07 Ιούν 2021

The decedents of Aphrodite

It comes as a surprise to members of a small and rather conventional society to be told that in old …

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04 Ιούν 2021

The Baffa diamonds

Arriving in Paphos, in 1589, Seigneur de Villamont, Chevalier of the Order of Jerusalem made the following observation: … it …

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31 Μάι 2021

Mandrake or mandragoras

Mandrake, Master of the life breath, Satan’s apple, Manroot, Devil’s testicle, Circe’s plant, Mandragora. These are some of the names …

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25 Μάι 2021

Coin of Famagusta 1570

Copper coin, struck in Famagusta during the siege of the city in 1570 to pay soldiers and to purchase provisions. …

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18 Μάι 2021

The arrival of Judge Frere to Cyprus.

The pen and ink drawing by Gwendolyn Frere, is a caricature of the arrival of Justice Frere and his entourage …

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13 Μάι 2021

Charivari – Actualites

When England signed the Anglo-Turkish Convention in 1878 and took the island of Cyprus in exchange for guaranteeing the borders …

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10 Μάι 2021

Higgins German Laundry Soap

When England first took the island of Cyprus through the Anglo-Turkish Convention of 1878, a series of cartoons appeared in …

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03 Μάι 2021

The Jasmine

According to poet laureate George Seferis, “Whether it's dusk or dawn's first light the jasmine stays always white”. Είτε βραδιάζει, …

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12 Απρ 2021

Laikon Coffee Grinding Company Tray

The picture portrays a colourful tin tray made in Czechoslovakia. Within a deep blue border appears the name of the …

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08 Απρ 2021

The Dervishes

Dervish or darvesh refer broadly to a member of a Sufi fraternity or to a religious mendicant, who chose or …

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06 Απρ 2021

Cupping, or Ventosa or Βεντούζες

Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create …

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22 Φεβ 2021

The Circumcision Outfit

Regarding circumcision, the Turkish Cypriots follow the traditions prescribed by their religion. Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin from …

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