25 September 1553: John Locke on his way back from Jerusalem spent one month in Cyprus a description of which he included in his book The voyage of Mr John Locke to Jerusalem.
“This day we had sight of the Island of Cyprus. The first land that we discovered was a headland called Cavo de la Griega, and about midnight we ankered by North of the Cape. This cape is a high hill, long and square, and on the East corner it hath a high cop, that appeareth unto those at the sea, like a white cloud, for toward the sea it is white and it lieth into the sea Southwest. This coast of Cyprus is high declining toward the sea, but it hath no cliffs.”
Photograph by Jeremy Voisey
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