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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Cyprus: A Brief History of Cyprus

A statue of Archbishop Makarios III
Nicosia's imposing statue of Archbishop Makarios III

Writing a brief history of Cyprus is challenging, if only because there's so much of it. When writing about Cyprus in The Road to Oxiana, Robert Byron said:

History in this island is almost too profuse. It gives one a sort of mental indigestion.

This was written back in 1937, before the shit really hit the fan, so I hope this short history doesn't prove too indigestible, or too brief.