June 27, 2018

In antiquity, there were two locations called Paphos, the new and the old one. Around 400 BC, the last king of Paphos, Nikoklis, moved the capital of his kingdom to the west and founded the New Paphos (today the Kato Paphos). During Hellenic area, New Paphos became the capital of Cyprus and remained a capital even after the Romans occupied Cyprus in 58 AD. A few years later, the Apostles Varnavas, Paul, and Marcus reached the city and spread the new religion. The Roman ruler of Cyprus, Sergius Paulus, converted into Christian, and Cyprus became the first country in the world to be ruled by a Christian. ⠀

Photo taken at Cyprus

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