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paphos unesco

The whole of Paphos is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Paphos is a coastal city in the southwest of Cyprus and the capital of Paphos District. In antiquity. Often likened to an open history...
spit on

If a Greek “Spits” On You It’s Usually a Good Thing.

It is believed (mostly by older Greeks) that spitting chases the devil and misfortune away. That is why when someone transfers bad news such...
oldest wine

Cyprus is one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world.

Yes, that’s right! With a wine history spanning over 5000 years, the sweet Commandaria actually takes pride of place as one of the oldest...
Lefkara lace

Leonardo Da Vinci is reputed to have visited Lefkara village to buy lace in...

Lefkaritika or Lefkara Lace is a handmade lace from Lefkara in Cyprus. Notable characteristics are the hemstitch, satin stitch fillings, needlepoint edgings, white, brown,...

Oxford University was founded before the Aztec Empire.

In history, there is no proof of the foundation of Oxford University. But, the record shows that teaching in some form had begun in...

This is an actual photograph of a man born in 1755.

Martin Routh was born in 1755 and died in 1854. He was president of Magdalen College in Oxford from the year 1791 till his...
Cleopatra

Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, was actually Greek, not Egyptian.

Cleopatra VII Philopator, known to history simply as Cleopatra, was the last active ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt, briefly survived as pharaoh by her son...

A Greek Movie Included the First Nude Scene in European Cinema History.

Greeks were always known, even in antiquity, for being comfortable with their sexuality and they made sure to express this in their cinema, too....
island love

Cyprus it’s the original island of Love.

Cypriot legend claims Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was born and rose from the foam ("afros," in Greek) near a rock off what's...
Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci Invented Contact Lenses in 1508!

The idea of a contact lens as a visual aid first started to float about the ideas ring in 1508. Like many of this...
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