25 Nov 2022

The extract comes from the text of a letter by Elias of Pesaro, dated Famagosta, October 18, 1568, to his brother or a friend in Italy.

The extract comes from the text of a letter by Elias of Pesaro, dated Famagosta, October 18, 1568, to his …

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17 Nov 2022

Nicolai de Marthono, a noteury of Carinola, wrote about his first site of Famagusta:

Nicolai de Marthono, a noteury of Carinola, wrote about his first site of Famagusta:

On the 27th of the said …

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11 Nov 2022

Wilbrand, Count of Oldenburg, reached Cyprus in 1211 and visited Stavrovouni.

Wilbrand, Count of Oldenburg, reached Cyprus in 1211 and visited Stavrovouni. We continued our pilgrimage thence to visit the cross …

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31 Oct 2022

The ex-Bulgarian ambassador to Cyprus, Mr Hristo Georgiev wrote about an interesting story concerning the church of St Iacovos in Tricomo, which he visited in 2019.

The ex-Bulgarian ambassador to Cyprus, Mr Hristo Georgiev wrote about an interesting story concerning the church of St Iacovos in …

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25 Oct 2022

Percy Arnold, former journalist of the Cyprus Post, wrote his reminiscences of the island in his book The Cyprus Challenge, 1956.

Percy Arnold, former journalist of the Cyprus Post, wrote his reminiscences of the island in his book The Cyprus Challenge, …

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22 Oct 2022

Antonıo Mondaini, alias Namindıu, was visiting the village of Lapithos in 1786 and took note of what he saw at the priest’s house.

Antonıo Mondaini, alias Namindıu, was visiting the village of Lapithos in 1786 and took note of what he saw at …

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17 Oct 2022

Benedict Of Peterborough. The Chronicle, under the title Gesta Regis Henrici II. et Ricardi I., is ascribed to Benedict, who was Abbot of Peterborough from 1177 until his death in 1193BC.

Benedict Of Peterborough. The Chronicle, under the title Gesta Regis Henrici II. et Ricardi I., is ascribed to Benedict, who …

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29 Sep 2022

Edmond Duthoit, a French antiquarian visited Cyprus in 1863 and 1865. He travelled all over the island looking for antiquities but also appreciating the beauties of the land. A most lyrical description is found in his letter to his mother of 24th February

Edmond Duthoit, a French antiquarian visited Cyprus in 1863 and 1865. He travelled all over the island looking for antiquities …

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24 Sep 2022

The romantic Esme Scott- Stevenson, wife of the British Commissioner of Kyrenia in 1878, painted a colourful picture of a Cypriot village.

The romantic Esme Scott- Stevenson, wife of the British Commissioner of Kyrenia in 1878, painted a colourful picture of a …

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19 Sep 2022

After Malta, Ms Gladys Peto, followed her husband, who worked for the British medical administration, to Cyprus in 1926-1929. She wrote a book titled Malta and Cyprus, where she reports her experiences on the island

After Malta, Ms Gladys Peto, followed her husband, who worked for the British medical administration, to Cyprus in 1926-1929. She …

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11 Sep 2022

Antonio Mondaini, alias Namindiu, in Cyprus in 1785, was discussing with a priest the method of inoculation in the island.

Antonio Mondaini, alias Namindiu, in Cyprus in 1785, was discussing with a priest the method of inoculation in the island.

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29 Aug 2022

Disappointment was not confined to the appearance of Greek women. Even Turkish Cypriot women appeared disappointing to William Turner in 1815.

Disappointment was not confined to the appearance of Greek women. Even Turkish Cypriot women appeared disappointing to William Turner in …

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22 Aug 2022

In 1785, at the village of Piscopia as he called the village better known as Episcopi, Antonio Mondaini or better known as Namindiu, lodged at the priest’s house, where young girls and boys gathered to offer him their respects and gifts.

In 1785, at the village of Piscopia as he called the village better known as Episcopi, Antonio Mondaini or better …

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15 Aug 2022

In 1834 the first American missionary, Lorenzo Warriner Pease landed in Cyprus, at Lefka. Soon his ship sailed on to Larnaca where he disembarked.

In 1834 the first American missionary, Lorenzo Warriner Pease landed in Cyprus, at Lefka. Soon his ship sailed on to …

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08 Aug 2022

Antonio Mondaini, alias Namindiu, was in Cyprus in the second half of the eighteenth century and travelled around the island taking notes for a book he was intending to publish. Amongst other cities he visited Kyrenia.

Antonio Mondaini, alias Namindiu, was in Cyprus in the second half of the eighteenth century and travelled around the island …

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01 Aug 2022

Sylvia Foot, wife of the last Governor of Cyprus Sir Hugh Foot, wrote in her book Emergency Exit, her personal experiences of her days on the island, including some enjoyable anecdotes while at Government House.

Sylvia Foot, wife of the last Governor of Cyprus Sir Hugh Foot, wrote in her book Emergency Exit, her personal …

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25 Jul 2022

When the first Victorian lady to reside in the island, Mrs Esmé Scott-Stevenson, arrived, she was appalled by the appearance of the natives:

When the first Victorian lady to reside in the island, Mrs Esmé Scott-Stevenson, arrived, she was appalled by the appearance …

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18 Jul 2022

Emile Deschamps in 1897 described the Cypriot women at the Fete de Venus, the Kataklysmos fiesta:

Emile Deschamps in 1897 described the Cypriot women at the Fete de Venus, the Kataklysmos fiesta:

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11 Jul 2022

Patrick Balfour, 3rd Lord Kinross, writer and traveller came to Cyprus in 1950; he spent some months in Lapithos, staying with Austin Harrison’s junior partner Pearce Hubbard. In his book The Orphaned Realm, Balfour recorded some obscure observations:

Patrick Balfour, 3rd Lord Kinross, writer and traveller came to Cyprus in 1950; he spent some months in Lapithos, staying …

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04 Jul 2022

Lawrence Durrell loved Kyrenia, where he spent most of his time. In Bitter lemons he writes:

Lawrence Durrell loved Kyrenia, where he spent most of his time. In Bitter lemons he writes:

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27 Jun 2022

The French antiquarian Edmond Duthoit was in Cyprus in 1863 and 1865 collecting antiquities. He came across an interesting acquaintance in Famagusta:

The French antiquarian Edmond Duthoit was in Cyprus in 1863 and 1865 collecting antiquities. He came across an interesting acquaintance …

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20 Jun 2022

Archduke Louis Salvador of Austria was enchanted by Nicosia and wrote a book about his visit in 1873

Archduke Louis Salvador of Austria was enchanted by Nicosia and wrote a book about his visit in 1873:

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13 Jun 2022

In 1733, Count Chancellor and Commander of the Royal Nordstjerne Order, Mr Eduard Carleson, visited Cyprus.

In 1733, Count Chancellor and Commander of the Royal Nordstjerne Order, Mr Eduard Carleson, visited Cyprus. Writing about Kythrea, Chitri, …

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10 Jun 2022

Esme Scott-Stevenson, was very observant of the local population and indeed of the local women.

Esme Scott-Stevenson, was very observant of the local population and indeed of the local women:

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