09 Apr 2024

Did you know? The Palazzo

Just after the death of James II, better known as James the Bastard, the last of the Lusignan kings …

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02 Apr 2024

Did you know? All Sir Garnet

When Cyprus passed to the British in 1878, the first High Commissioner was Sir Garnet Wolseley. Upon his …

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26 Mar 2024

Did you know? The Cyprus Review

By the 1950s the British administration and the British Government in England were faced with the Greek community’s agitation and …

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19 Mar 2024

Did you know? The British in Cyprus

By the end of the 19th century along with the development of ethnography, the British artists’ interest moved from …

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12 Mar 2024

Did you know? Maronite villages

Girolamo Dandini from Perugia was commissioned by the Pope in 1596 to visit the Maronites in Lebanon. On his way, …

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05 Mar 2024

Did you Know? Commemorative Plates

In 1925 when Cyprus became officially a crown colony, the Staffordshire potteries produced a series of commemorative plates called …

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27 Feb 2024

Did you know? Coronation mugs

It is a tradition in Britain to produce and circulate mugs on the occasion of a king or queen’s coronation …

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20 Feb 2024

Did you know? Hanging egg

In a display cabinet on the second floor of CVAR, you will see a small porcelain “egg” shaped object with …

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13 Feb 2024

Did you know? Dinner service

When the first High Commissioner, Sir Garnet Wolseley, came to Cyprus, he wanted to give dinner parties to meet …

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06 Feb 2024

Did you know? Patchouli

Patchouli is a species of flowering plant in the family commonly called the mint or deadnettle family.

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30 Jan 2024

Did you know? The Copts in Cyprus

The Copts are an ethno-religious group that primarily inhabit the area of modern Egypt, where they are the largest Christian …

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23 Jan 2024

Did you know? Les fêtes de Paphos

Les fêtes de Paphos (The Festivals of Paphos) is an opera-ballet in three acts by the French composer …

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16 Jan 2024

Did you know? The mulberry tree

Cyprus was famous for its silk production. Silkworms were fed on mulberry leaves from trees which could be found all …

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09 Jan 2024

Did you know? Orchis Αnatolica var. troodi

The Orchis Αnatolica var. troodi species is endemic to Cyprus.

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02 Jan 2024

Did you know? Limassol

Limassol boasts of interesting achievements. The people of that port claim to be more friendly, more cultured and more internationally …

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26 Dec 2023

Did you know? Sir Hugh Foot

Sir Hugh Foot, the last Governor of Cyprus, while leaving the island remembered that the 16th of August 1960 …

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19 Dec 2023

Did you know? Commandaria

Upon arrival in 1911, Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams, his Lady and Harry Luke set about to explore Government House …

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12 Dec 2023

Did you know? Colocynth

Citrullus colocynthis has many names. In Turkey, it is known as Abu Jahl's melon, whereas elsewhere, it is known …

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05 Dec 2023

Did you know? Bayram

The end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, is marked by a three-day feast known as the Lesser or Sheker …

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28 Nov 2023

Did you know? The relic of the Holy Cross

In 1760, Abbe Giovanni Mariti described Lefkara as a beautiful village with a church dedicated to the Holy Cross. He …

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21 Nov 2023

Did you know? Dance in Cyprus

References to dancing in Cyprus are primarily found in descriptions of marriages, feasts, paniyria (celebrations of religious feasts), and other …

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14 Nov 2023

Did you know? Orgeat syrup or Soumada

Originally made from grain - it got its name from the French word orge, meaning “barley” - orgeat syrup …

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07 Nov 2023

Did you know? Boza

Boza or bosa, is a fermented beverage originating from the Middle East. It is made by fermenting various grains: …

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31 Oct 2023

Did you know? Hemp sweaters

During the British period, the women of Famagusta kept their selves busy by knitting sweaters. They saw the British …

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