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Palindrome Inscription Found on Ancient Amulet in Cyprus

A team of Polish archaeologists in Nea Paphos, Cyprus have unearthed a 1,500-year-old two-sided amulet depicting a palindrome inscription written in ancient Greek. Palindromes are phrases that are read the same both forward and backwards. The amulet's 59-letter inscription reads: "ΙΑΕW ΒΑΦΡΕΝΕΜ...

Members of US Congress Urge UN to Stop Turkey’s Varosha Plans

Nineteen members of the US Congress have signed a letter addressed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urging action against Turkey's and Turkish Cypriot attempts to reopen Varosha. Varosha is the southern part of Famagusta that has been fenced off...

Important Early Christian Site Discovered in Cyprus

An important Christian site has been discovered in Cyprus with mosaics which bear clear inscriptions in Greek. The excavation, conducted on the Akrotirio peninsula by the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, began in 2007. The twelfth round of excavations has now been...

Ancient Cemetery Discovered Under Street in Larnaca, Cyprus

An ancient cemetery was found as a result of anti-flooding works in the city of Larnaca, Cyprus. Dating back to the 12th century BC, but in use up to Roman times, the find is considered quite significant by archaeologists. The cemetery,...

Turkey Blasts Cyprus for Ripping Out Textbook Page on Kemal Ataturk

Turkey reacted angrily on Wednesday to the decision by the education authorities in Cyprus to rip out a school textbook page referring to the founder of modern Turkey, Kemal Ataturk. The move by Cyprus "reveals the radical level of the...

Russian Tourist Stuck in Saint Lazarus’ Sarcophagus on Cyprus

A Russian tourist experienced her own resurrection of a sort when she was rescued by her friends after becoming stuck in Saint Lazarus' sarcophagus in Larnaca, Cyprus this week. After inexplicably thinking it would be a fun tourist experience to...

Turkish Cypriot Leader Slams Sen. Menendez for Cyprus Remarks

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar condemned Senator Bob Menendez' remarks on Monday when he was given the Grand Collar of the Order of Makarios III, Cyprus' highest civilian award, in Nicosia. Ersin Tatar, the leader of the occupied northern part of...

Oil Spill From Syria Threatens Cyprus Shores

An oil spill originating from Syria's largest refinery has proliferated across the Mediterranean Sea and is inching towards Cyprus' Karpas peninsula. The treacherous oil slick, which is nearly the size of New York City, has seeped across international waters...

Cypriot Swimmer Takes Gold, Breaks World Record at Tokyo Paralympics

Karolina Pelendritou, known as the "Princess of the pool," took gold for Cyprus in the 100 meter SB11 Breaststroke event at the Tokyo Paralympics on Wednesday. Pelendritou, who is visually impaired, also broke the world record for her event, finishing...

The Greeks Making Millions Out of Trash in Waste Removal

Three Greek Cypriots based in London -- Aaron Marc Georgiou, Alexie Crassas, and Christos Yiannopoulos -- gave up their stable careers in the bustling city to turn people's trash into treasure with their waste removal business, called LITTA. LITTA, founded...

Iconic Cyprus Cheese Halloumi Receives Coveted PDO Status

Halloumi, the iconic Cyprus cheese that is the ultimate comfort food of that island nation, will hit the market on October 1 with its new PDO label after receiving the coveted protected origin of designation late from the European Union. After...

Senator Menendez: My Goal is to See Last Turkish Soldier Leave Cyprus

US Senator Bob Menendez said that his goal is "to see the last Turkish soldier leave Cyprus," during a visit to the island nation on Monday. Menendez, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been a consistent...

Turkish Drones in Occupied Cyprus Deepen Tensions in the Region

An air base in northern Cyprus is currently hosting Turkey's drones, causing tensions to rise throughout the region. Cyprus, politically divided after the Turkish invasion of 1974, has felt that the Turkish government is reproducing its "expansionist agenda" by...