28 Sep 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 Sep 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 Sep 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 Sep 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 Sep 2021

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

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30 Aug 2021

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 Aug 2021

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 Aug 2021

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 Aug 2021

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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15 Aug 2021

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 Aug 2021

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 Jul 2021

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 Jul 2021

Gladys Emma Peto (1890-1977) came to Cyprus from Malta in 1926

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06 Jul 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 Jul 2021

A Network of Proclivities

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

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28 Jun 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 Jun 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 Jun 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 Jun 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 Jun 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 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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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