Category Archive: Heritage

Osman Balikcioglu – Caher of Alikko and Caher fame

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Osman Balikcioğlu of Alikko and Caher fame By Margaret Sheard…. Many of the older generation Turkish Cypriots will remember Alikko and Caher radio programmes back in the 1960’s.  Sadly Kemal Tunç who portrayed… Continue reading

The Cyprus Traces of the Knights Templar by Union Magazine

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The Cyprus Traces of the Knights Templar Courtesy of Union Magazine   By Chris Elliott……. There is so much news and information being published on the internet and we would like to tell… Continue reading

Agios Afksentios Church Restoration completed

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Restoration of Agios Afksentios Church   Project financed by the European Union Implemented by UNDP-PFF – in collaboration with the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage   By Margaret Sheard…… We have been following… Continue reading

Groovy Historian The 1878 Cyprus Convention and what followed Part 1- Vodcast

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Groovy Historian – The 1878 Cyprus Convention and what followed Part 1 Vodcast   By the Groovy Historian…….. Hey there, this is the groovy historian : In this Vodcast I will be talking… Continue reading

The great maps of Medieval Cyprus by Ismail Veli

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The great maps of Medieval Cyprus   By Ismail Veli…… Many people are familiar with the amazing map of Cyprus drawn by Jacomo Franco. Printed in Venice in 1570, it contained the names of… Continue reading

Alikko and Caher – still together

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Alikko and Caher are still together By Margaret Sheard…. During a visit to Buyukkonuk my partner, Chris Elliott, discovered a little park in the village where there were statues dedicated to Alikko and… Continue reading

Cyprus – In search of old and dear friends by Ismail Veli

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Cyprus – In search of old and dear friends   By Ismail Veli……. Like many people who look through old family albums of their parents, there are always some photos that inevitably attract… Continue reading

Tommaso Porcacchi, a 16th century travellers view of Cyprus – By Ismail Veli

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Tommaso Porcacchi, a 16th century travellers view of Cyprus.   By Ismail Veli…… Tommaso Porcacchi was born in Castiglione near Arrezo, Italy, and moved to Venice in 1559. His visit to Cyprus left a vivid… Continue reading

Literature – “Çifte Nikah” by Sevil Emirzade

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Sevil Emirzade Six different Lives in one Person By Heidemarie Blankenstein For the past 50 years the Turkish Cypriots have been living under international isolation, which they have never deserved. – Some weeks… Continue reading

Dogankoy Community Association – Forthcoming Events

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Doğanköy Community Association Forthcoming Events By Margaret Sheard…. We are sharing some forthcoming events which have been organised by the Doğanköy Community Association to raise funds for the ongoing upkeep of Doğanköy Church. … Continue reading

Kantara Castle – Kaplica

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Kantara Castle – Kaplica   By Graham Brown….. Esentepe Community Kantara, is situated at the Eastern end of the Kyrenia range (2,068 ft.). It is 26 miles north of Famagusta reached via Iskele… Continue reading

A short history of Lurucina/Akincilar and surrounding villages by Ismail Veli

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 A short history of Lurucina/Akincilar and surrounding villages   By Ismail Veli…… As with many small villages in Cyprus that are not on historians radar, the village of Lurucina/Akincilar was largely forgotten or… Continue reading

Memories of the Royal Berkshire Regiment in Cyprus – late 1950’s

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Royal Berkshire Regiment in Cyprus Late 1950’s   By Margaret Sheard and Bob Scott …. I seem to be drawn to stories about the experiences of British ex-National Servicemen who served in Cyprus… Continue reading

Groovy Historian: Why Is Cyprus So Important Vodcast?

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Groovy Historian: Why Is Cyprus So Important Vodcast?   by the Groovy Historian…. Hey there, this is the groovy historian : In this Vodcast I will be talking about Cyprus and looking at why it… Continue reading

Cyprus Emergency Veterans and the National Memorial Arboretum

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Cyprus Emergency Veterans and the National Memorial Arboretum   By Chris Elliott…….. It seems hardly a week goes by now when we receive messages and information from readers who have stories to share… Continue reading

Groovy Historian : A Short History Of Cyprus Vodcast

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Groovy Historian : A Short History Of Cyprus Vodcast by the Groovy Historian…. Hey there, this is the groovy historian : In this Vodcast I will be talking about the history of Cyprus and looking… Continue reading

Understanding our past through the eyes of a camera by Ismail Veli

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Understanding our past through the eyes of a camera.   By Ismail Veli Photos and images of the past have and continue to fascinate millions that have an interest in the way of life and the world… Continue reading