Icons were hidden in various places in the Byzantine Empire during the period when the population was divided over the problem of whether icons should be used or not. Iconophiles tried to protect the icons which were destroyed. Icons were hidden for a long period, their place forgotten until some day they were discovered accidentally. Often on this place a church was build. Cyprus has a large number and type of churches and monasteries (including ancient Temples).
What happened after Lazarus was resurrected? According to the Cypriots he went to Cyprus and was there for some time a bishop of Citium.
Cyprus was controlled partly or completely by Myceneaen Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Turks. It was part of the former British Empire and after a long struggle it is now an independent country.
The North Part is occupied by Turkey after the Operation Attila. The Greek part is a member of the European Union.
Vounous Bowl, Cyprus (based on a drawing by Juergen E. Walkowitz)
Sculpture of the Late Bronze Period, 12 th century BC, Enkomi / Priest of Aphrodite, Metropolitan Museum / Cow (Bronze), Vouni, 5th century BC.
Cypriot Art such as Mosaics of Panagia Kanakaria in Lythrangomi were stolen and sold after the occupation of North Cyprus. A few examples were identified and returned back to Cyprus.
Cornaro, Caterina. (Queen of Cyprus) 25 November 1454-10 July 1510, Singleton, Esther, ed. Famous Women Described by Great Writers. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1907.
Fauna and Flora