A former British colony, Cyprus became independent in 1960 following years of resistance to British rule. Tensions between the Greek Cypriot majority and Turkish Cypriot minority came to a head in December 1963, when violence broke out in the capital of Nicosia. Despite the deployment of UN peacekeepers in 1964, sporadic intercommunal violence continued forcing most Turkish Cypriots into enclaves throughout the island. In 1974, a Greek Government-sponsored attempt to seize control of Cyprus was met by military intervention from Turkey, which soon controlled more than a third of the island. In 1983, the Turkish-held area declared itself the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" ("TRNC"), but it is recognized only by Turkey. The election of a new Cypriot president in 2008 served as the impetus for the UN to encourage both the Turkish and Cypriot Governments to reopen unification negotiations. In September 2008, the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities started negotiations under UN auspices aimed at reuniting the divided island. Seventy-eight percent of its citizens are Greek Orthodox. Cyprus began printing stamps in 1845 and Mary first appeared on Cyprus stamps in 1968.

Crucifixion - 15th Century

Crucifixion - 15e siècle

Date: 1/03/68; Scott: 309 Y & T: 294

Artist: Fresco, Fresque

 

Nativity

La Nativité
Date: 11/24/69; Scott: 335; Y & T: 320

 

 

Mural in Church of Ayios Nicholas tis Steghis

Murale dans l'église de Ayios Nicholas tis Steghis

Date: 11/24/69; Scott: 336; Y & T: 321

Virgin and Child Between Archangels Michael and Gabriel mosaic in Church of Panayia Angeloktistos - 6th-7th Century

La Vierge et l'Enfant entre les archanges Michet et Gabriel - mosaïque dans l'église de Panyia Angeloktistos - 6e-7e siècle
Date: 11/23/70; Scott: 337; Y & T: B/F 7

 

Virgin and Child - Mural from Podhithou Church - 16th Century

La Vierge et l'Enfant - Murale de

l'église Podhithou - 16e siècle
Date: 11/23/70; Scott: 349; Y & T: 333

 

Virgin and Child - Mural from Podhithou Church - 16th Century

La Vierge et l'Enfant - Murale de

l'église Podhithou - 16e siècle
Date: 11/23/70; Scott: 350; Y & T: 336

Virgin and Child

La Vierge et l'Enfant
Date: 11/20/72; Scott: 375; Y & T: 361

Bathing the Christ Child

Le bain de l'Enfant Jésus
Date: 11/20/72; Scott: 390; Y & T: 376

The Three Kings

Les trois Rois mages
Date: 11/20/72; Scott: 391; Y & T: 377

Nativity

La nativité
Date: 11/20/72; Scott: 392; Y & T: 378

 

Nativity - Mural in Church of the Holy Cross, Platanistasa - 1466

La nativité - Murale dans l'église de la Saint Croix, Platanistasa - 1466
Date: 11/20/72; Scott: 393; Y & T: B/F 8

Virgin and Child - Arakas Church

La Vierge et l'Enfant - Église d'Arakas
Date: 11/26/73; Scott: 410; Y & T: 395

 

 

Virgin and Child - 1466 - Mural in Church of Stavros tou Ahiasmati

La Vierge et l'Enfant - 1466 - Murale dans

l'église de Stavros tou Ahiasmati
Date: 12/02/74; Scott: 429; Y & T: 412

Adoration of the Kings - Mural - Monastery Church of Agios

Meophytos - c. 1550

L'adoration des Rois mages - Murale - Église

Monastère de Agios Meophytos c. 1550
Date: 12/02/74; Scott: 430; Y & T: 413

 

Flight into Egypt - Mural - Monastery Church of Agios Meophytos - c. 1550

La fruite en Egypte - Murale - Église monastèrre de Agios Meophytos - c. 1550
Date: 12/02/74; Scott: 431; Y & T: 414

Nativity - Icon in Aylos Neophytis Monastery - 16th Century

La nativité - Icône le monastère de

Aylos Neophytis - 16e siècle
Date: 11/15/76; Scott: 472; Y & T: 457

 

Nativity

La nativité
Date: 11/21/77; Scott: 491; Y & T: 475
Artist : child's drawing

 

Flight into Egypt

Le fuite en Égypte
Date: 11/21/77; Scott: 492; Y & T: 476
Artist : child's drawing

Kit Icons Stand

Supports ouvragés pour icônes
Date: 12/04/78; Scott: 508; Y & T: 491

Kit Icons Stand

Supports ouvragés pour icônes

Date: 12/04/78; Scott: 509; Y & T: 492

Kit Icons Stand

Supports ouvragés pour icônes

Date : 12/04/78; Scott: 510; Y & T: 493

 

Nativity - Icon - 16th century

La nativité - Icône - 16e siècle
Date : 11/05/79; Scott: 527; Y & T: 510

 

Virgin and Child - Icon - 12th century

La Vierge et l'Enfant - Icône - 12e siècle
Date : Id; Scott: 528; Y & T: 511

 

 

Fresco - Our Lady of the Angels - Transfiguration Church, Palekhori

Fresque - Notre-Dame des anges - Église

de la Transfiguration, Palekhori
Date : 11/16/81;  Scott: 574; Y & T: 556

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