I am given a cabin to share with the MP, whom I view after the long days in Nicosia more and more as a very old friend.
Nicosia has been aggressively courting Tel Aviv to this end.
Cyprus (of which Nicosia is the capital and seat of Government) is 120 miles in length and about 50 broad.
Nicosia, however, has one feature which is in Damascus wanting.
Nicosia is a very handsomely built town, with beautiful gardens, and surrounded with strongly built fortifications.
The government thirds lie neglected in a “Cyprus Museum” maintained at Nicosia by voluntary subscription.
An institution worthy of special notice is the home and farm for lepers near Nicosia, accommodating over a hundred inmates.
The place to which Isaac had retreated was a city which he possessed in the interior of the island called Nicosia.
We started a little golf club at Nicosia, and laid out a nine-hole course.
The two best samples reported on were grown in the Nicosia plain.
Note: People of Greek origin make up four-fifths of the population, and those of Turkish origin compose the other fifth. Conflict between the two led to a Turkish invasion that divided the island in the 1970s.
one of the largest islands of the Mediterranean, about 148 miles long and 40 broad. It is distant about 60 miles from the Syrian coast. It was the "Chittim" of the Old Testament (Num. 24:24). The Greek colonists gave it the name of Kypros, from the cyprus, i.e., the henna (see CAMPHIRE ØT0000701), which grew on this island. It was originally inhabited by Phoenicians. In B.C. 477 it fell under the dominion of the Greeks; and became a Roman province B.C. 58. In ancient times it was a centre of great commercial activity. Corn and wine and oil were produced here in the greatest perfection. It was rich also in timber and in mineral wealth. It is first mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 4:36) as the native place of Barnabas. It was the scene of Paul's first missionary labours (13:4-13), when he and Barnabas and John Mark were sent forth by the church of Antioch. It was afterwards visited by Barnabas and Mark alone (15:39). Mnason, an "old disciple," probaly one of the converts of the day of Pentecost belonging to this island, is mentioned (21:16). It is also mentioned in connection with the voyages of Paul (Acts 21:3; 27:4). After being under the Turks for three hundred years, it was given up to the British Government in 1878.