|Cyprus, Painted Churches in the Troodos Region - UNESCO World Heritage|
Archangelos Michail, Pedoulas | Panagia tis Podithou, Galata | Panagia tis Asinou, oder Panagia tis Forviotissas | Agiou Ioanni tou Lampadistri, Kalopanagiotis (Monastery)| Timiou Stavrou tou Agiasmati , Platanistasa | Timiou Stavrou, Pelentri | Panagia tou Moutoulla | Metamorfoseos Sotira (Agia Sotira), Palaichori | Panagia tou Arakos, Lagoudera | Agiou Nikolaou tis Stegis, Kakopetria
Icons were hidden in various places in the Byzantine Empire during the period when the population was divided over the problem of whether icons should be used or not. Iconophiles tried to protect the icons which were destroyed. Icons were hidden for a long period, their place forgotten until some day they were discovered accidentally. Often on this place a church was build. Cyprus has a large number and type of churches and monasteries (including ancient Temples).
The North Part is occupied by Turkey after the Operation Attila.
Vounous Bowl, Cyprus (based on a drawing by Juergen E. Walkowitz)
Sculpture of the Late Bronze Period, 12 th century BC, Enkomi / Priest of Aphrodite, Metropolitan Museum / Cow (Bronze), Vouni, 5th century BC.
Cypriot Art such as Mosaics of Panagia Kanakaria in Lythrangomi were stolen and sold after the occupation of North Cyprus. A few examples were identified and returned back to Cyprus.
Makarios III the first president of Cyprus and the Kykko Monastery
Cornaro, Caterina. (Queen of Cyprus) 25 November 1454-10 July 1510, Singleton, Esther, ed. Famous Women Described by Great Writers. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1907.
Fauna and Flora
Cyprus Wheatear, Cyprus Warbler