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The ancient city of Kition is identified by the ancient Jewish historian Josephus (37-100 A.D.) as Kittim in Hebrew (Ant. 1.6.1). The area of Kition was inhabited as early as the 13th century B.C. by Mycenaeans and then later by Achaean refugees by ~1200 B.C. after the destruction of the Mycenaean populace in Greece. The original city was composed of mud-brick houses with cyclopean, ...
... in 45 A.D. Barnabas joined forces with Saul of Tarsus (later to be called Paul) and John Mark and set off on a great preaching itinerary around the eastern Mediterranean area. As Barnabas continued the work of preaching the gospel in Salamis, he was captured in 57 A.D. by Jews who objected to his preaching in the synagogue and he was imprisoned, tortured and then stoned to death by Syrian Jews in Salamis. The Jews attempted ...
Today we ventured out again in our rental car, following closely behind Philip, Alison, Sadie and Summer, to the historic, walled city of Famagusta. Founded in 300 BC as a fishing village, it contains many impressive ruins in a lovely seaside setting.
We ventured through the city, stopping in Saint Nicholas Cathedral, now Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, as evidenced by its minaret added on the cathedral tower. We also looked in on some other church ruins and the remaining wall ...
... communicate beyond grunts and clicks.
All this changes, however, when I wake up on a beach, listening to the waves lapping on the shore. I woke up as the sun ascended over the horizon, poking my head out of my sleeping bag and squinting into the light before wondering why I was actually squinting into a blinding ******* light source and retrieving my sunnies to watch the new day begin without upsetting my retinas. Despite ...
... clearly all the signage is in Turkish an all. One thing you'll notice is that the TRNC's flag will never be flown alone; the Turkish flag is always flown next to it, hammering home the idea that this land belongs to Turkey now.
First stop was Famagusta where we found a little museum, the Canbulat Museum, which looked like it was actually inside the Venetian walls that surround the city so we had a quick look at that. It has portraits of ...