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  Lapta (Lapithos) in North Cyprus
Then known as Lapithos, the city was ruled by Peisistratos who is said to have joined Alexander the Great on his excursions into Asia.
After Alexander's death it is said that Ptolemy, ruler of Egypt arrested and deposed the next in line to the monarchy, Praxippos, and handed the throne to a Phoenician family.
Lapithos was the seat of an Orthodox bishopric, until it was suppressed by the Catholic Crusader state in the 13th century.
www.north-cyprus-properties.com /lapta.asp   (1410 words)

  
  Encyclopedia article: Lapithos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Lapithos is an ancient kingdom on the northern coast of Cyprus (An island in the eastern Mediterranean).
In Assyria (An ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq) n inscriptions, Lapithos is mentioned as one of the eleven Cypriot kingdoms.
Today Lapithos is a village in the Turkish-occupied area of Cyprus, in the Kerynia district.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/L/La/Lapithos.htm   (130 words)

  
 Lapithos
Lapithos is a town of Kyrenia District on the northern coast of Cyprus, which was a kingdom in ancienty.
During this period Lapithos was given the name Lambousa (Shining) may be because of its shining wealth or because of its shining beauty and cleanliness or because of its lighthouse, which shed shining light to the surrounding region.
Lapithos was heavily inflicted by the Arab incursions.
www.mlahanas.de /Cyprus/Geo/Lapithos.html   (2719 words)

  
 GREEK LAMBOUSA / ANCIENT LAPITHOS-OCCUPIED CYPRUS
Lapithos was captured during the second Turkish invasion with code name "ATTILA 2", and after fierce battles that took place on August 6-8 1974.
Karavas and Lapithos were defended by 74 soldiers of the Karavas 256 Infantry Regiment of the Cyprus National Guard and with light infantry weapons mainly Mauser 1899.
This division consisted of the 61st, and 23rd infantry regiments, a commando regiment, an amphibious commando regiment, a tank unit of 30 tanks +3 tanks from the 39th division, 2 artillery units of 105mm and 7,5/18 cannons, and of course the Navy that was bombarding the two villages from the sea.
kypros.org /Occupied_Cyprus/lambousa   (567 words)

  
 The Godess Athena : City
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www.goddess.ws /articles/the-godess-athena?city   (2229 words)

  
 The Godess Athena
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www.goddess.ws /articles/the-godess-athena   (3453 words)

  
 Related Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Recent archaeological excavations in the villages of Lemba, Engomi, and Lapithos manifest that glazed pottery was part of traditional Byzantine craftsmanship.
The clay was prepared with soil from the Laina area in Lapithos, mixed with red soil from Myrtou and fl soil from Vasilia or Karmi.
For the traditional pots of Lapithos after the initial firing, a greenish varnish was sprinkled on the «badana» of the vessels on different parts and then a colourless glaze was spread all over the pots.
www.cyprus.gov.cy /cyphome/govhome.nsf/bbf470c720c6af82c2256a760033180e/9c852e60ce004dbec2256b73003f5986?OpenDocument   (890 words)

  
 Demos Lapithou
The website of the Municipality of Lapithos was created in 2004, in order to enable the direct communication between the Municipality and the people of Lapithos living in Cyprus and abroad, as well.
Our website provides information about the history of Lapithos since its establishment 3000 years ago to this day, the occupation and the activities of its population and some of its most important personalities who have honoured and continue to honour their birthplace and their country in general.
Information is also provided about the invasion and occupation of Lapithos by the Turkish invaders of the 1974 summer, the displacement of its population and the reality of their life and activity as refugees.
www.lapithos.org.cy /english   (267 words)

  
 CYPRUSIVE - North Cyprus Web Guide - Lapithos
Cyprusive, North Cyprus > Places > Places To Visit > Lapithos >
Because of the frequency of the Arab raids, the inhabitants of Lambousa moved their settlement to the skirt of the mountain and found the Lapta of the present day.
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 Cyprus :: Statement of the RoC President at the 61st UN Gen. Assembly
However I am happy to let that one go if it means that Cypriots can come together and join hands as one community free to live and choose to live where they wish, refugees back to their properties, if they wish to return otherwise be appropriately compensated.
Lapithos and Karavas were occupied after a very intensive fight (the most intensive during the whole 74 invasion) that lasted almost 5 days, from 31/7 - 5 /8 /1974, during the cease fire period.
In Lapithos /Karavas fights, there were heavy casualties from both sides, and many civilians from the villages.
www.cyprus-forum.com /viewtopic.php?p=113801   (763 words)

  
 History of Cyprus - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The ten kingdoms listed by an inscription of Esarhaddon in 673/2 BC have been identified as Soli, Salamis, Kition, Amathus, Kourion, Paphos and on the coast and Tamassos, Ledrai, Idalion and Chytroi in the interiour.
Later inscriptions add Marion, Lapithos and Kerynia (Kyrenia).
The city-kingdoms began to strike their own coins around 500 BC, using the Persian weight system.
open-encyclopedia.com /History_of_Cyprus   (6238 words)

  
 Embassy of Cyprus in Sweden - The Swedish Cyprus Expedition 1927-1931
A later phase of the Stone Age, when pottery had replaced the earlier stone vases, was brought to light at Kythrea and at Lapithos in northern Cyprus.
1050 B.C., the Greek cultural influence was strongest in northern and western Cyprus, at Lapithos and at Marion, while the Phoenicians influenced the southern coast, where the excavations at Amathus and at Kition, the most important Phoenician town in Cyprus, demonstrated the importance of the Phoenician culture on the island.
A very large collection of magnificent, Red Polished pottery from the important necropolis at Lapithos is eloquent evidence of the skill and imagination of the potters in the Early Cypriote Bronze Age period.
www.cyprusemb.se /dbase/cypemb/archaeology.asp   (3095 words)

  
 Northern Cyprus Town Lapta - Hotel Manolya
According to this belief, Lapithos was established in the 8th Century B.C. by the king of Tir Belrus as a colony of Phoenix.
Lapithos was relocated to the seaside during the Byzantine period and became the centre for one of the 14 bishops.
Some sources state that the population of Lapithos reached over 10,000 during the period of the Roman Empire, when it was one of the four districts of Cyprus.
www.manolyahotel.com /lapta.html   (1116 words)

  
 Sevgül Uludağ,11 Mart 2005
For Meletis Apostolides, Lapithos was the smell of lemons, the smell of the sea and the mountain breezes...
Lapithos, the village standing above everything, looking down at the Mediterranean with a strong light and here perhaps you felt you were closer to `heavens`...
His mother lost her health, speaking always of Lapithos, of going back and refusing to buy lemons because she was the one who had exported millions of lemons in the past...
www.stwing.upenn.edu /~durduran/hamambocu/authors/svg/svg2_11_2005.html   (2536 words)

  
 Byzans-L: Lapithos: A Bit of History
Since then Lapithos continues to be the largest community in Greek population as well as in registered voters in the Kyrenia district.
Based on the official data of November 1993, Lapithos ranks first with a total of 2300 voters, the city of Kerynia follows with 1918, Kato Dikomo with 1787 amd Karavas with 1705.
These mosques used to be churches before Cyprus was captured by the Ottomans in 1571 (the first was the church of Ayiou Ioanni and the second the church of Ayiou Georgiou).
www.uni-heidelberg.de /subject/hd/fak7/hist/o1/logs/byzans-l/log.started960610/0387.html   (165 words)

  
 Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Inportant both as a major source of copper, and as a strategic jump-off point to the Near East, the place has seen virtually every conqueror, colonizer, and explorer to have been involved in the Middle East, and it continues to this day to be a source of drama and tension.
Contains: Alasiya, Amathus, Cyprus (general survey), Idalion, Kittim, Kourion, Lapithos, Marion, Nea Paphos, Paleapaphos, Salamis, Soloi, and Tamassos.
A general survey of the island as a whole.
www.hostkingdom.net /Cyprus.html   (834 words)

  
 Xak.com: Refugees seek new opportunity for a final settlement
REFUGEES from the Turkish-occupied villages of Lapithos and Karavas in the Kyrenia district have sent a petition to UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan, stressing that the people of Cyprus were entitled to a new opportunity for a just and final settlement of the Cyprus problem, the Cyprus News Agency reported yesterday.
In their petition, the refugees underlined that the rejection of the Annan plan by the Greek Cypriots in the April 24 referendum did not mean they were against a solution.
Speaking after the meeting, Papaioannou said an honourable compromise could be found to the Cyprus problem that would enable Cypriots to live in conditions of peace, freedom and dignity.
www.xak.com /main/newsshow.asp?id=35368   (234 words)

  
 The Scotsman - Expats stabbed to death in Cyprus home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
AN elderly British couple were found stabbed to death in their home in northern Cyprus in a crime that has shocked and baffled the tight-knit expatriate community.
The bodies of Reece and Anne Mahoney, aged 71 and 63, were discovered yesterday morning at their house in the pretty hillside village of Lapithos.
Lapithos is several miles west of Kyrenia on Cyprus’s northern coast and is home to several hundred Britons with retirement and holiday homes.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=241632005   (629 words)

  
 Turkish Cypriot Handicrafts - Cyprus44, the north cyprus guide
Lapithos Cross-stitch Embriodery, or Hesap, from Northern Cyprus
This elegant and colourful embroidery from the Lapithos region of North Cyprus is as sunny and bright as a North Cyprus welcome!
Up until recently, the landscape around the villages of Karava and Lapithos in North Cyprus was dotted with mulberry trees, food for hungry silk worms.
www.cyprus44.com /culture/handicrafts.asp   (969 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 03.03.23   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Still -- although some distortion in so brief a summary is inevitable -- I feel that Professor Hamilton has in several instances misrepresented what I had to say, and I fear that readers of the review (but not the book) may come away with an inaccurate impression of the work as a whole.
In his discussion of my archaeological chapter (2) Hamilton writes: "Seven of the nine alleged slave burials on Cyprus only show that 'occasionally the citizens of Geometric Lapithos buried their dead in the doorways of tombs'." In fact, I wrote these words (p.
In my third chapter, I did not dismiss Lucian De luctu 14 as mere "literary invention"; rather, I argued (and still would argue) that Lucian generalizes here from Scythian practices known from Herodotus and that in any case the passage is of doubtful value as evidence for Greek custom, early or late.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1992/03.03.23.html   (1081 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Greek Cypriots' sad return
This was the third time Greek Cypriot Michaelis and his wife Sofia had made the journey back to their home village of Lapithos in as many weeks.
The village has been under Turkish Cypriot control since the Turkish army invaded the island in 1974 and the couple were forced to leave.
As we drove towards Lapithos, Michaelis pointed out lemon and pomegranate trees growing in what were once his orchards.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/3021991.stm   (740 words)

  
 Fittis G. Sophoclis
Born in Lapithos, Kyrenia District, now in the area occupied by Turkish troops, on 31 March 1947; lives in Nicosia.
At the parliamentary elections of 27 May 2001 he was elected Member of the House of Representatives standing as a DIKO candidate in Kyrenia and was re-elected at the parliamentary elections of 21 May 2006.
He was president of the “Lapithos” refugee association, of the “Adouloti Kerynia” association and of the Lapithos Schools Supervisory Committee.
www.parliament.cy /parliamentENG/003_02_biography/fittis.htm   (234 words)

  
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The move means that the UK courts could now enforce a Nicosia District Court judgment ordering the woman, Linda Orams, to demolish the house she built on Meletis Apostolides’ Lapithos land and return the property to him.
Asked whether he might not be taking unnecessary risks by allowing the British to rule on a matter to close to the hearts of Cypriots, Apostolides said, “The fact that we are resorting to the British courts means we have the greatest respect”.
He added that he was determined to return to live on his Lapithos property, part of which has been built on by Orams and her husband David.
www.cyprus-mail.com /news/main.php?id=22959   (687 words)

  
 Harbours full text
As individual city states and kingdoms based on the Greek prototype, the cities of Cyprus that had access to the sea constructed and maintained harbour facilities for their own use.
These harbours, located on the two western bays of the northern coastline, were the closest to the Aegean and were orientated and influenced in that direction.
The eastern and the central sections of the north coast were divided between the cities of Lapithos, and further east Kyrenia, whose orientation was expectedly towards the nearby Anatolian coast.
www2.rgzm.de /Navis2/Home/HarbourFullTextOutput.cfm?HarbourNR=Cyprus-Ports   (1216 words)

  
 The horrors of the past must never happen again
She only wanted her husband to come back and prayed that no other mother or wife would suffer in the same way she did while bringing up two toddlers as a single mother.
She has recently met and talked to some Greeks visiting Lapithos, and showed the usual hospitality, but did not mention anything about her late husband to them.
On July 18, 1974, I travelled from Nicosia to Lapithos to pick up the security guard who was looking after the Celebrity Hotel construction site where I was a Project Manager at the time.
www.tcea.org.uk /Documents/Kubilays-letter.htm   (1086 words)

  
 Expats on Greek Cypriot properties could face move on UK assets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
A BRITISH couple living on Greek Cypriot property in the north are battling a court decision requiring them to bulldoze the house they built in Lapithos and compensate the Greek Cypriot refugee involved.
The case is due to be heard on December 20, and if David and Linda Orams fail in their attempt to have the ruling invalidated, it could lead to a judgment against their UK assets under a recent amendment to EU law.
She refused to sign for the judgment when it was served to her in her lawyer’s office, and today we filed an application for contempt of court that was served to her, and again she refused to sign for it.”
www.cypriot.org.uk /Haber1/24-November.htm   (3815 words)

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