2 Likes

Church Of Profitis Elias In Protaras
Cyprus
Copyright: Furman Artjem
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9256x4628
Taken: 23/07/2010
Caricate: 02/08/2010
Aggiornato: 26/08/2014
Numero di visualizzazioni:

...


Tags: church of profitis elias; protaras; cyprus
comments powered by Disqus

kirill_µ
Profitis Elias Church
kirill_µ
Profitis Elias Church and panorama of Protaras
Furman Artjem
Sunrise. Sandy Beach. Cyprus
Furman Artjem
Cyprus.Pernera Sandy beach
Furman Artjem
Cyprus. Paralimni. Ulya and Olya
Furman Artjem
Olya & Ulya. Paralimni. Cyprus
Volker Uhl
Agia Napa
Teodor Malchev
Panorama in Ayia Napa from my house
Furman Artjem
Cyprus Mediterranean sea
Julia Avanesova
Agia Napa Monastery, Agia Napa, Cyprus
Romain Calvetti
Sea caves
Volker Uhl
Agioi Anargyroi
G.B.
Euroleague Basketabll - Partizan vs Efes Pilsen
Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com
Old Galata Bridge
Nimenenea
Mures County Prefecture's reception hall
Cristian Marchi
Brooklyn from the Brooklyn bridge East tower
Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com
Little Hagia Sophia
Daniel Oi
Glasgow Science Centre in the Fog
Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com
Haydarpasa Train Station
Nimenenea
The Mures County Prefecture, Tirgu-Mures, Romania
Adi Mera
Palace of the Parliament
Michael Pop
Meeting of the Romanian Parliament
Andrea Biffi
Porto di Camogli - Liguria
Martin Broomfield
Mangrove Replanting Aceh Indonesia
Furman Artjem
Library 3. Big House. Polenovo.
Furman Artjem
Netanya.Israel. 2010
Furman Artjem
House of E.A.Polenova. Polenovo
Furman Artjem
09 7
Furman Artjem
Monastery of Saint Thecla. Cyprus
Furman Artjem
Graveyard. Bekovo
Furman Artjem
The yard next to the temple of the Holy Sepulcher
Furman Artjem
Office in World Trade Center Moscow
Furman Artjem
Klass Center
Furman Artjem
Sunrise. Sandy Beach. Cyprus
Furman Artjem
Early morning on the Oka. Polenovo
Furman Artjem
Museum of V. D. Polenov. Polenovo. Russia
More About Cyprus

Goddess of love, blow us kisses! Cyprus is home to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of Love, who arose from the sea as a full-grown (and lovely) woman and sailed to shore in a seashell. It's also the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea with its geological origins in the fiery heat of volcanic eruption. The history of Cyprus begins as far back as the Neolithic Age of 7000 BC. Relics exist showing settlements to the north and south coastlines. The first Greeks came to the island around 1400 BC, Mycenaean merchants who brought Hellenistic influences with them. Between the time of the Greeks and the arrival of the Romans, Cyprus was conquered by Assyria, Egypt and Persia. Alexander the Great claimed Cyprus for his empire as of 333 BC, and it became part of the Roman Empire in 58 BC. It became the first country to be governed by a Christian when St. Paul experienced conversion there. After the fall of Rome Cyprus was annexed into the Byzantine Empire, with Constantinople for its capital. This situation lasted until Richard the Lion-Hearted arrived in 1191 on a Holy Crusade, conquered the island and sold it to the Templars. Since they were basically wiped out at the start of the 14th century, Cyprus turned to Catholic feudal control and stayed that way until 1571, when the Ottoman Empire invaded and took reign. With this came the expulsion of Catholicism, introduction of Islam and the return of Greek Orthodoxy. The Ottomans kept power until the end of WWI, when Britain assumed administrative duties over the island. As of 1925 it was declared a Crown colony, and in 1955 there began an armed rebellion against British rule. The Republic of Cyprus was granted independence by the British in 1960. It joined the European Union in 2004 although dispute remains over who controls it. Right now there are four sectors. The biggest one belongs to the Republic of Cyprus; Turkish Cypriots occupies one third of the island (to the North), the United Nations has control of the border between these two, and Britain hold two sovereign naval base areas. I'm not sure Aphrodite would approve of all these squabbles. Then again, she did have that brawl with Persephone over who got to live with Adonis the heartbreaker... Text by Steve Smith