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Agios Sozomenos – Portrait of a Cypriot Village

Agios Sozomenos (Greek: Αγιος Σωζόμενος Turkish: Arpalık) is largely deserted village in the Nicosia District of Cyprus, located close to the Green Line south of Geri, 3 Kms North of Potamia/Dereli and 6 Kms west of Pyroi/Gaziler. Before 1974, the village was a mixed village. In 2001 there were only four registered inhabitants living here. […]

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Makrasyka – Portrait of a Cypriot Village

A VISIT TO OCCUPIED MAKRASYKA The village of Makrasyka(incirli), is located in the occupied part of South-west Cyprus, just north of the crossing at Pergamos. Historical Population Makrasyka was always an exclusively Greek Cypriot village. During the British period, the population of the village increased considerably, from 181 in 1891 to 747 in 1960. DISPLACEMENT:

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Lenotios Machairas – Cypriot History

Leontios Machairas or Makhairas (Greek: Λεόντιος Μαχαιράς, French: Léonce Machéras; about 1380-after 1432) was a historian in medieval Cyprus. The main source of information on him is his chronicle, written in the medieval Cypriot dialect. The chronicle documents events from the visit of Saint Helena to Cyprus until the times of the Kingdom of Cyprus.

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