Lieut-Colonel Benjamin Donisthorpe Donne, district officer of Limassol, was inspecting the area of Episcopi village:

Episcopi is one of the prettiest villages in the island, surrounded by orange gardens etc. The Turkish Mukhtar was very hospitable and entertained us. Then we rode to see the ancient ruins of Curium, on a promontory commanding a fine view. The place was noted in the ancient history of the island and was probably a large town when St Paul passed that way on his journey from Salamis to Paphos. It was here that De Cesnola found his great Treasure in 1875 underneath the ruins of a temple. Large mounts of ruins and heaps of rubbish were strewn about and marble and fluted columns were plentiful; we also found some fine fragments of tessellated pavement. The cyclamen was growing in great abundance and we took some roots back with us.