Famagusta is a city on the east coast of Cyprus and is capital of the Famagusta District. It is located in a bay between Capes Greco and Eloea, east of Nicosia, and possesses the deepest harbour in the island. Since the 1974 Turkish invasion the city has resided in the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (recognised only by Turkey). The old tourist quarter of Varosha is abandoned pending a settlement of the Cyprus dispute.
Kornokipos is a village in the Famagusta District in Cyprus, located on the south eastern side of the Kyrenia Mountains. The village name is thought to mean "Beautiful Garden" in one of ancient languages used in Cyprus. It is historically an exclusively Turkish Cypriot settlement and remains so today. In 1960, it had a population of 292 and in 1973 a population of 315 . It currently has a population of around 500.
Zodeia (official spelling, Greek script Ζώδεια, alternate Latin spellings include Zodia and Zodhia, Turkish Bostancı) is a village on the island of Cyprus. It is located east of Morphou in Nicosia District. It is in the unrecognised Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), the northern part of the island which has been occupied by Turkey since August 15, 1974. At the time of the invasion, the population of the village was around 8000.
Tymvou is a village located in central Cyprus in the Nicosia District. It resides in the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (recognised only by Turkey), and is also the location of Nicosia's first airport, built during British colonial rule. The village was originally exclusively inhabited by Greek Cypriots, and in 1960, it had a population of 1133 people. The Turkish Army expelled the original population in 1974 following their invasion of Cyprus.
Karavas;is the sister village of Lapithos in the Kyrenia District of Cyprus. The village resides in the Turkish Occupied Part of Cyprus It is built on the ruins of Lampousa one of the ten ancient Greek city-kingdoms of Cyprus. The name Karavas is Greek from the word karavi (καράβι) which means ship. Karavas was captured by the Turkish Army during the second Turkish invasion after July 20, 1974.
Kythrea is town on the island of Cyprus. Kythrea is situated near the ancient kingdom of Chytroi which was founded by Chytros. Chytroi was one of the ten city-kingdoms of Cyprus in antiquity. According to one tradition the name Kythrea came from Chytroi. According to another tradition the name Kythrea is derived from the name of the Greek Ionian island Kythera from where millstones were transferred to Kythrea's watermills. The village was watered for millennia by kefalovrysos, a waterfountain.
Limnitis is a village in the Tilliria region in Nicosia District, North Western Cyprus. The ancient Vouni Palace was located nearby. It is a small village located on the shores of the Morphou Bay. The upper parts of the village are located 20 metres above sea level but settlement extends all the way down to the sea.
Gillis van Coninxloo was a Dutch painter of forest landscapes, the most famous member of a large family of artists. He travelled through France, and lived in Germany for several years to avoid religious persecution. He was born at Antwerp and studied under Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Lenaert Kroes and Gillis Mostaert. He practiced his art in France, but in 1587, on account of religious persecution, emigrated to Frankenthal and passed his later life in Amsterdam.
Taieb Znati is currently a professor of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh as well as Division Director at the National Science Foundation. He served as Senior Program Director of Advanced Networking Research at The National Science Foundation from 1999-2005. He is noted for his research in QoS support for Wired and wireless networks. Dr.