What I Saw

14 Jul 2023


The author of a journey to Syria was born in 946 and has a short reference to Cyprus:

Over against Tyre lies the island of Qubrus, said to be twelve days journey round. It is full of populous cities, and offers the Muslims many advantages in their trade thither, by reason of the great quantities of merchandise, stuffs and goods, which are produced there. The island is in the power of whichever nation is overlord in these seas. It lies distant across the water a sail of a night and a day, and from thence on to the country of the Greeks is the same distance again.

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