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I am a collector of Cyprus stamps (Pre-Republic and Republic of Cyprus).

In addition, I buy and sell Cyprus First Day Covers and Postal History Items along with Turkish Cypriot stamps and covers from the Occupied areas of Northern Cyprus.

For more information and to see my available stock, please feel free to visit my website: www.CyprusStamps.com
All stamp purchases are completed using PayPal secure payment system - we never see your payment details.

Also Cyprus Geological collectables (books, ophiolite specimens, maps etc) and other Cyprus collectable items - postcards, maps, breweriana and more...

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Follow the Bible - website of the week

Record-breaking Bible tours Cyprus


A UNIQUE 1,500-page ‘travelling Bible’ written in 66 languages, one language for each book of the Old and New Testament combined, toured the island this week.

The colossal 7kg leather-bound Bible, measuring 46cm x 30cm, is set to be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most widely travelled Bible in the world, as it will have visited 170 countries during a two-year global itinerary finishing in June 2010. Cyprus was its 96th stop.

Pastor David Cox, leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cyprus explained that the travelling Bible is part of the Follow the Bible initiative from the worldwide Adventist Church. “The purpose of this world tour is to encourage people to recognise the importance of the Bible and to make its wisdom and values a greater part of their lives, both for their individual benefit and the benefit of society,” he said.

The first destination for the Bible in Cyprus was the American Academy in Nicosia, where staff and students leafed through its pages and attempted to read the different languages. “Pidgin English was the most popular and amusing language for the students,” observed Pastor Janos Kovacs-Biro, evangelism director for the Adventist Church in the Trans-European region, who hand-carried the Bible for 31 days across Europe where public events were organised to showcase it.

With the formal consent of the Mayor of Nicosia, Eleni Mavrou, the next stop was the centre of Nicosia, where a special display stand was set up in the square leading to the main shopping area of Ledra Street in partnership with the Bible Society.

Moses Elmadjian, one of the organisers of the Nicosia event and also the grandson of Moses Boursalian, the first Adventist to arrive in Cyprus in 1912, said, “We invited passers-by to handle and read the Bible and offered some free guides designed to help them read the Bible all the way through in one calendar year. The Bible was read in a total of 20 languages by people of all faiths who happened to be walking by. We even had a Norwegian tour group pause for a moment and serenade us with the hymn ‘Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine’ on their way around the town with their tour guide!”

The final destination for the Bible was Paphos, where it attracted some curiosity among tourists at the site of St Paul’s Pillar, where tradition says that the Apostle Paul was bound and lashed during his missionary journey to the island.

The Bible is now on a tour of the Middle East, proceeding through Egypt, UAE, Kuwait and finally Lebanon.



Copyright © Cyprus Mail 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

What's Happening In Cyprus......

Limassol Children's Festival

THE THIRD annual Limassol International Children’s Festival will take place on September 27 at the Limassol Municipal Garden. The festival, aiming to promote a culture of tolerance and understanding among Limassol’s youth will see approximately 500 children of various nationalities and backgrounds take to the stage.

More than 500 kids make different show and concerts. A new concert starts every 15 min. There are exhibitions and concerts of schools, studios, clubs. The event takes place in the biggest park of Limassol – and all the Municipal Garden is full with kids and their parents (more than 3000 people).


Registration fee for schools – 85 euros. All activities, concerts, shows are free to any children.
 
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Missing Moon Rock
 
BETWEEN 1973 and 1974, America presented 135 nations of the world with pea-sized fragments of rock gathered from the moon on the 1972 Apollo 17 mission. The rocks were presented to the heads of state of 135 countries by President Nixon and later President Ford.


During the first moon landing in 1969 and the five subsequent missions, 382kg of lunar rock was collected and immediately designated the property of the United States. The majority of it is now safely ensconced in NASA’s vaults.


A quarter of a kilogram, hewn from Mother Rock 70017 in 1972, was split into 1.1g pieces, each encased in a transparent Lucite ball. These fragments were sent to 135 nations for diplomatic purposes.


However, a number of these rocks are now missing, and a very small number of nations, including Cyprus, had never heard of them at all.
 
Joseph Gutheinz, retired NASA Special Agent and now a college professor, has made a project of hunting down the missing lunar treasure.


In 1998 he went undercover in a fascinating sting operation entitled Operation Lunar Eclipse, which eventually tracked down the Honduras Goodwill Moon Rock, stolen from a museum and smuggled into America.
 
Malta’s Apollo 17 rock was stolen in 2004 in an incredible piece of amateur theft. According to Gutheinz the thief simply walked into the museum, picked up the rock and pocketed it.
 
Romania’s Apollo 17 rock disappeared after the fall and execution of Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989.
 
The Netherlands, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand are among the few countries where the location the gift rocks is known. Britain’s is on display at the Natural History Museum. One of the Dutch ones, kept in the Rijksmuseum, was recently discovered to be a piece of petrified wood, possibly from Arizona. The other Dutch rocks, all genuine, are still safely in a natural history museum.


In 2004, Gutheinz told The Times, “I’ve located about two dozen worldwide; the rest are unaccounted for. That doesn’t mean that they are gone, but my hunch is that around half are lost, stolen or in a position where they could easily be stolen. They are worth whatever a collector is prepared to pay for them.
 
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Limassol Quake
 
AN EARTHQUAKE shook the island again on Wednesday 15 September, rattling buildings and even sending office workers out on the streets of Nicosia, a witness said.


According to the Geological Survey Department’s, the earthquake occurred at around 5.09pm (local time), located 10km south of Amathunta at sea.



But citing the French-based European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, Reuters reported the epicentre only being only two km deep and measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale. (When the page link opens - click the Map tab for more detailed images for the location. You can zoom into the map at the bottom of the page).




Seismic waves were felt most intensely in high-rise buildings in Limassol, but also in surrounding villages, in Larnaca, Kiti, and even Nicosia. (Yes, I was on the 3rd floor of my office and we most definitely shook, for the 2nd time inside 4 weeks).



The area is known for having similar-strength earthquakes with the last one recorded on August 25, 2009, measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale.
 
Cyprus lies in second most earthquake stricken zone on earth. Luckily for Cyprus it is located in a less active sector of this zone, and it experiences earthquakes less frequently and of a lower magnitude than that of Greece and Turkey. However, that does not mean that earthquakes are an isolated event. Throughout the year there are many recorded events (tremors) that while might go unnoticed by the population are still recorded by the sensors on the island. The most notable seismic threat for Cyprus probably comes from what is known as the Cyprian Arc.


The Cyprian Arc is described as being one of the least understood parts of the Alpine Himalayan tectonic belt. This could actually be referred to as an inverse arc since it almost looks like a soup bowl that holds Cyprus. It is one of the least understood geological features since even the location of the arc has not been accepted yet. While there is a large following that believe that is passes off the coast of Cyprus there has also been some research indicating that it may pass through Cyprus. While it is believed that an evacuation would be impossible due to the closeness of the arc there are seismic sensors in Cyprus that monitor local events.
 
According to the Government about 500 local events and 100 regional earthquakes are recorded each year. In the history of the island there have actually been a few strong earthquakes that have managed to destroy some of the islands cities.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

North Cyprus stamps selection - my Picasa web album

Hi readers,


I just started a Picasa web album and will slowly update it with stamp images and other bits of stuff I have floating around in my pc.


So, keep an eye on this space.....


I've kicked it off with a selection of North Cyprus stamps - you can see all our stamp selection & availability on Cyprus Stamps website. Order online and pay safely with PayPal.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My Halloum mia - a little risque video to share....

Hope the link works, but to all those who understand just how gorgeous Halloumi is, you will truly appreciate this little video.


P.S. Because it's classed as a bit risque - you have to sign in or up to your You Tube account and be over 18yrs of age....



Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Truth Is Out There - UFO's & Conspiracy Theories...

Here's an interesting website - not something that I tend to look into too much though personally.


I can just about get my head round Doctor Who and Torchwood tv series without mentioning the words "as far fetched as a bucket of sh*t from China"


But, if you are into UFO's, major conspiracy theories and themes, please feel free to visit Darrin's website. Contains many articles on unexplained incidents such as Roswell, 9 11 Truth, Alien Abduction and more....


Comments would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Premonitions, Paranormal & Ghosts.....

I came across an intriguing website earlier this morning and knew I just had to share it with you all...


If you are interested in all things psychic, then this will be right up your street!


Based in the Worcester & Malvern area of UK - visit the Premonition and Radio Investigation Team site / forum today.