Right next to the Piri Mehmet Pasha Mosque, there is the marble tomb in very good condition with relief engravings of Vizier Osman Pasha, who is thought to have been killed by a poison that showed its effect late by those who opposed it while bringing the Tanzimat edict to Cyprus in 1839. He lived in a mansion in Lefke for a while, thinking that it would be good for Vizier Osman, who became weak after coming to Cyprus. This marble tomb, which reflects the Ottoman Era stonemasonry in the best way, is a work of art worth see
The most important name of the Naqshbandi community in the world, which has an important place in terms of influence and population among Islamic sects, Sheikh Nazım Kıbrısi El Haqqani, who is 92 years old, was born on April 21, 1922 in Larnaca. Kıbrısi, known as His Excellency Sheikh Muhammed Nazım Adil el-Kıbrisi el-Hakkani el-Rabbani, had been living in his dervish lodge in Lefke for many years. Kıbrısi has many followers in European countries, especially England, Asia and America. Kıbrısi studied at the Faculty of Chemistry in Istanbul in the 1940s. During his years of residence in Istanbul, he continued his religious education by adhering to the Naqshbandi sheikh Süleyman Erzurumi. With the permission of his teacher, he went to Damascus and carried out scientific and religious studies with Sheikh Abdullah Dagestani. He took his teacher's place after his death in 1973. Nazım Kıbrısi announced in 2011 that his son, Mehmet Adil Efendi, would replace him and continue the "linea
  The history of Soli, one of the most important City Kingdoms established in Cyprus, dates back to B.C. It dates back to 700 BC. Research shows that the city managed to maintain its important position for a long time due to its strategic location, fertile lands, port and nearby copper mines. Soli experienced its brightest period during the Roman period. Arab raids in the 7th century spelled the end of the city. In research, gold and silver jewelry from the Hellenistic period were made in the 1st century BC. A marble statue of Aphrodite and a relief depicting the battle with the Amazons, dating back to the 2nd century BC, were unearthed. In addition, the ruins of a columned street opening to the agora and a marble monumental fountain in the agora, dating back to the Hellenistic period, were also unearthed. It is known that Soli Basilica was built in the 2nd half of the 4th century and was one of the first churches built in Cyprus. Although it was expanded in the 5th and 6th centuries, it was destroyed by the Arab raids in the 7th century. The church, which has an entrance with three doors, has a courtyard surrounded by columns on four sides and a fountain. After the courtyard, the church is entered through another entrance with three doors. There are twelve columns arranged in two rows inside. Most of the mosaics on its floor, usually geometric and animal figures, have survived to this day. The symbol of the city is the uniquely beautiful Swan mosaic in the Basilica. Soli Roman Theater was built in 2 AD, instead of a Greek theater that used to be in the same place. It was built on the slope of a hill overlooking the sea, between the 1st century and the 3rd century. The semicircular section where the audience will sit is carved into the rocky part of the hill. This section and the choir place in the middle are separated by a low wall made of limestone, and the passage to the choir place and seating areas is provided by passages on the sides. The stage building of the theatre, which has an actual capacity of 4000 people, has two floors. This section is decorated with marble and sculptures. Traces of a temple dedicated to Aphrodite were found on a hill to the west of the theatre. During the excavations carried out in 2005, very rich gold finds and archaeological artifacts were unearthed. Located in the Lefke region, Soli is one of the ancient cities that can be visited in Northern Cyprus. Located on fertile lands, Soli had an important position on the island with its copper deposits and port in the region. Today, this settlement, which is under protection and opened to visitors, is one of the heritages of history worth protecting. The origin of Soli dates back to B.C. It can be traced back to a list dating back to 700 BC that includes the cities from which the Assyrians received tribute. In this list, the name of the city is mentioned as Si-il-lu. According to old written sources, BC. In 580, Philokypros, one of the kings on the island, upon the advice of his teacher, the Athenian philosopher Solon, moved his capital from the city named Aepia to Si-il-lu and named it after his teacher. B.C. In 498, Soli, along with the other kingdoms on the island, rebelled against the Persians, who were the rulers of Cyprus, and were defeated. Soli experienced its brightest years during the Roman period. However, İ.S. By the 4th century, the port was too full for ships to enter and the copper mines were closed. The raids of Arab pirates in the 7th century spelled the end of the city. From the research, it was understood that there was a king's palace in Soli, as in Vuni, on the acropolis covering the hill behind the theater. During the excavations, gold and silver jewelry from the Hellenistic period, B.C. A marble statue of Aphrodite made in the 1st century BC (Cyprus Museum - Southern Cyprus) and a statue of Aphrodite from the 1st century BC. A relief depicting the battle with the Amazons dating back to the 2nd century was discovered. It has been suggested that the sarcophagus known as the Fugger sarcophagus in the Vienna History Museum may have come from the Soli acropolis. During the excavations, the ruins of the columned street opening to the agora and the marble monumental fountain in the agora, dating back to the Hellenistic period, were also unearthed. The presence of fresh water resources, fertile soil and a sheltered harbour, as well as copper deposits and plenty of wood to process copper, show that Soli may not have been the first settlement established here. As a matter of fact, in archaeological excavations BC. Traces of a settlement dating back to the 11th century were found. SOLI BASILICA   It is thought that the Soli basilica was built in the second half of the 4th century. It is one of the first churches built in Cyprus and has its own unique aspects. The 200-meter-long basilica started with a three-door entrance and an entrance hall. This was followed by a courtyard surrounded by columns on all four sides and with a fountain. After this, the main church was entered after an entrance with three doors and the narthex. Inside the church, giant columns carved from twelve stones arranged in two rows divided the nave into three. The bases of these columns are still in place today. There was a triple apse at the end of the nave. The pews in the middle belonged to bishops and priests. The floor of the church was completely covered with tessera mosaics (small stones cut into squares). Most of these mosaics have survived to the present day. To the mosaics, which were all geometric patterns in the beginning, animal figures were added over time, and then opus sectile mosaics (made from cut stone pieces) were added. Among the animal figures, the goose-like swan figure surrounded by vegetation and four small dolphins attracts attention. On the mosaic in front of the apse, the text "O Jesus, protect those who dedicated this mosaic" is read in Greek. In the Christian tradition, Soli is considered the place where Saint Mark was baptized by Saint Auxibius. Accordingly, Auxibius, a Christian Roman who took refuge in Soli in the 1st century, later became the first bishop of the Soli church. SOLI THEATER The Roman theater in Soli was built on the slope of a hill overlooking the sea, replacing a Greek theater that once stood in the same place. WORK. It dates from the end of the 2nd century and the beginning of the 3rd century. The section with semicircular seating rows reserved for the audience was partially carved into the rock of the hill. This place was separated from the middle part called the orchestra (choir place) by a low wall made of limestone blocks. Access to the orchestra and seating areas was provided through passages on both sides in front of the stage building. The surviving stones and marbles of the seating areas were used in the construction of the Port Sait dock in the 19th century. This part, which actually had a capacity of 4000 people, has been restored to half its height today. The stage building was two-storey, covered with marble and decorated with statues. The part that can be seen today was the platform on which the stage building was built. Traces of a temple dedicated to Isis and Aphrodite were found on a hill to the west of the theater. In addition, the graduation ceremonies of the European University of Lefke and the annual L.A.U. Famous artist concerts of spring festivals are held.
The Church, built for St. Mamas, one of the well-known saints of the Byzantine period, is located in the Güzelyurt district of Cyprus. After the destruction of the church built during the Byzantine period, the Lusignans completed the church in 1725 on the remaining ruins and built the center of the church in the form of a dome. A part of the church, which reflected Gothic architectural features when it was first built, was preserved and the church has undergone many changes until today. You can more or less see the traces of the period he went through. The relief of St. Mamas, located next to the entrance door of the church, is usually depicted on a lion, with a staff in his hand and a lamb on his lap. The reason why it is depicted this way is that Mamas tames wild animals. Aziz Mamas traveled to many places, but mostly lived in Çankırı, Cappadocia and the foothills of Mount Hasan. Although it is said that he never came to Cyprus, it is said that he lived in the Güzelyurt district of Cyprus for a while in the 12th century. The reason why churches were built in his name in many places after St. Mamas died is that his body was dismembered and distributed to the places he visited and buried there. St. Mamas' tomb is located on the left side of the northern entrance. It is known that St. Mamas died on September 2, and rituals are held in his name every year on this d
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  The Vouni Palace was constructed in the 5th century by the Persian sympathizer Doxandros, the king of the city of Marion, to keep the settlements supporting the Greeks (Soli) under control. There are 137 rooms in the palace. These include the administrative sections, bedrooms, storerooms, offices and bath rooms. When the Persian rule in the region was replaced by the Greek rule in 449 B.C. the palace lost its function. The palace stood erect for seventy years, but was destroyed by the people of Soli in 380 B.C., and was never reconstructed. Cisterns carved out of the rocks were used to meet the demand for water. In some of the storerooms, holes for amphoras can be noticed. The baths are old examples of hot-baths. Excavations have brought to light eathenware jugs blackened by the fire that destroyed the palace containing what has been described as 'the Vouni treasure'. The treasure includes gold and silver bracelets, ornamented silver cups, and hundreds of coins with the Marion, Kition, Lapithos and Paphos seals. The archaelogists have come across signs of s ettlements belonging to the pre-neolithic age on the island of Petra tou Limniti visible from Vouni. To the south of the palace are the remains of the Temple of Athena built towards the end of the 5th century B.C. The temple has two courtyards and an enclosed sacred ground. The holes in which the statues were placed is visible. The different sections of the Vouni remains are: the entrance, the residential rooms, the courtyard with columns, the kitchen courtyard, the cistern, granaries, baths, living rooms and offi