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Kyrenia Castle: Medieval Fortification in Cyprus

Kyrenia Castle (Greek: Κάστρο της Κερύνειας Turkish: Girne Kalesi), at the east end of the old harbour in Kyrenia is a 16th-century castle built by the Venetians over a previous Crusader fortification. Within its walls lies a twelfth-century chapel showing reused late Roman capitals, and the Shipwreck Museum. Kyrenia has existed since the 10th century BC. Excavations have revealed Greek traces that date back to the 7th century BC, but [...]

By | 2018-02-09T23:13:43+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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