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Memorial to the dead sailors 1964-1974

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Artist: Unknown 

Location: Limassol promenade. Limassol district.

Material: Brass

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion, International relations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Hellenic Navy. It is dedicated to the contribution of the navy during the inter-communal conflicts and the Turkish invasion in Cyprus. The unveiling took place on June 29th 1994.

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Memorial to the Latsia dead and missing

Μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοουμένων Λατσιών (8)n Μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοουμένων Λατσιών (9)n

Artist: Maro Bartzili 

Location: Latsia Town Hall, Yiannos Kranidiotis Avenue. Nicosia district 

Dimensions: 3 meters x 5 meters 

Material: Brass

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion, Modern sculpture

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken by Latsia COOP Bank in early 2009 and the unveiling took place on December 20th 2009. The memorial is dedicated to those who died during the 1963-64 inter-communal conflicts and the Turkish invasion, and to the 1974 missing.

According to the art competition call: “The artist is required to express the concepts of heroism and the sacrificial spirit of the dead. At the same time an explicit hint to the missing needs to be obvious along with the hope for their return”. 

The wining artist Maro Bartzili proposed a modern synthesis where the distinct geometric elements balance with the human figure in a way that “intense lyricism and softness, motion and immobility coexist”. 

According to her proposal, the monument will invoke “the sacrifice, the strength and courage, along with the hero’s serenity confronting death or captivity [..] On the left hand side two figures, a female and a male, emerge from the material, symbolize the sacrifice, the loss and the wailing for the dead and missing […] The flower like shape they form is reminiscent of the bud that blooms, in the same way sacrifices come into fruition. In this way the two figures symbolize hope, too. The figure on the right hand side makes part of the geometric construction, becomes leverage, the driving force for all the claims for our missing people and their return”. 

The vertical geometric surface bears the names of the dead and missing and functions as a commemorative stele, too. The whole construction uses the wall of the Town Hall as a theatrical backdrop and, unlike most memorials, is placed lower than the ground level in a way that suggests emersion. 

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λατσιών (Latsia Municipality Archive), no 75.14:1/2, documents April 22, 2009; March 15, 2010; July 9, 2010.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λατσιών (Latsia Municipality Archive), no 75.14:1/1, documents January 15, 2004; April 11, 2007; July 22, 2008; Meeting minutes July 21, 2008.

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Memorial to the Lakatamia dead and missing & Grigoris Afxentiou (Γρηγόρης Αυξεντίου) bust

Μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοουμένων Λακατάμιας και προτομή Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (3)n Μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοουμένων Λακατάμιας και προτομή Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (4)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Lakatamia. Nicosia district

Material: Marble

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59, Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by Pano Lakatamia “Grigoris Afxentiou” Democratic union and an ad hoc committee for the memorial who coordinated the fundraising. The unveiling took place on February 16th 1992.

Grigoris Afxentiou’ bust is situated on a tall pedestal and is flanked by a semi-circular marble wall with the names and the black and white photographs of the dead and missing in a time-span of 20 years, from 1954 till 1974 included.

On the pedestal, under his name is noted his nickname as “The Golden Eagle of Machairas” (Ο Σταυραετός του Μαχαιρά).

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/8, Meeting Minutes July 18, 1991.

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Memorial to the Geri dead and missing

Μνημείο Ηρώων και Αγνοουμένων Γερίου (2)n Μνημείο Ηρώων και Αγνοουμένων Γερίου (5)n

Artist: Christos Lanitis 

Location: Heroes’ square. Geri. Nicosia district

Material: Stone

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59, Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion, Modern sculpture

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken by the Board of Geri Community. The symbol on top of the low pedestal with the names of dead and missing imitates a flame, although in rather abstract and condensed forms. The flame is the symbol of the fragile and transient nature of life, but also reminiscent of the existence and the spirit of the deceased. In Greek commemorative monuments, either in public places or in cemeteries, the flame (or a torch) is placed on pedestals or stele, on the tombs or on low platforms along with other symbols implicit of the identity and the deeds of the deceased. In some cases, short dictums, or more rarely a bust of the dead, or a bas relief with his/her portrait make part of the commemorative place. 

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Georgios Eikosaris (Γεώργιος Εικοσάρης) bust

Προτομή Γεώργιου Εικοσάρη (2)n Προτομή Γεώργιου Εικοσάρη (7)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Dali Municipality. Nicosia district 

Material: Bronze

Dimensions: 146 cm x 58~78 cm x 48~69 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken by Georgios Eikosaris’ friends and the unveiling took place in August 2001.

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Memorial to the Dali dead and missing

Μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοουμένων Ιδαλίου (4)n Μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοουμένων Ιδαλίου (7)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Dali Municipality. Nicosia District

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

An alternative name with which the memorial is known is that of the “Anonymous missing’ Father”. It is dedicated to all dead and missing from 1964 to 1974. The initiative was taken in 2003 by Dali Municipality and the families of the Dali missing. The unveiling took place on November 7th 2004.

The father is seated on a low platform on a road junction. His loose posture implies the hardships, physical and emotional, he has suffered. On the plaque in front of his feet is written: “Brothers, although missing, you will always be with us. We keep you in our thoughts and in our hearts” (Αδέλφια κι αν χαθήκατε πάντα θα’στε κοντά μας. Σας έχουμε στη σκέψη μας και μέσα στην καρδιά μας).

Behind his back, two stone panels bear the names of the dead and missing. The small bronze bas reliefs in rectangular shape with their portraits carved, are reminiscent of the black and white photographs that accompany Greek Orthodox tombs and a good number of memorials in Cyprus. The same photographs became iconic because of the Cypriot women dressed in black and holding them in their hands during their vigils and protests after 1974, initially asking the release of the imprisoned Greek Cypriot soldiers in the occupied part, and later the return of their remains.

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Demetris Hamatsos (Δημήτρης Χαμάτσος) statue

Ανδριάντας Δημήτρη Χάματσου (16)n

Artist: Nikolas Pavlopoulos

Location: Dali. Nicosia district

Material: Bronze

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the statue was taken in 1984 by an ad hoc private committee and Hamatsos’ brother who, at than time, was the head of Dali Community. This initiative was opposed by Dali Municipality committee who wished, instead of promoting one individual, to dedicate a memorial to all the dead fighters from Dali. 

The cost for the monument was covered through private fundraising. Τhe unveiling took place on March 23th 1985. 

Selected sources:
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), March 22, 1985, p. 3. 
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), June 1, 1982, p. 3.  
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), March 24, 1985, p. 10.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), July 31, 2000, p. 10. 

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Memorial to the dead Policemen

Μνημείο πεσόντων αστυνομικών (7)n Μνημείο πεσόντων αστυνομικώνn

Artist: George Kyriacou

Location: Police Headquarters, Lemesou Avenue, Aglandjia. Nicosia district

Category: Public Figures, Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, 1974 Coup, Turkish Invasion, Modern sculpture

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was funded by the Cypriot policemen. It was commissioned in 1968 and was delivered in 1973. The unveiling took place on April 15th 1973.

According to the art competition call it should depict: “the exacerbation of the sacrificial spirit of the dead Policemen”. According to the artist George Kyriacou “the two gigantic hemispheres assimilate to two gigantic police helmets and constitute the basis of the monument. They balance in a subtle way implying policemen’s difficult task to safeguard and keep in balance the counterweighing social and political forces”.

The same symbolisms are attributed to the vertical brass construction.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968, Meeting Minutes December 30, 1969.

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Andreas D. Geroudis (Ανδρέας Δ. Γερούδης) bust

Ανδρέας Γερούδης (2)n Ανδρέας Γερούδης (4)n

Artist: Aggelos Makridis

Location: The University of Cyprus, 75 Kallipoleos Avenue, Aglandjia. Nicosia district

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 130 cm x 42 cm x 41 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken by the Cyprus Academy of Education and the unveiling took place on June 29th 1971.

Selected sources:
~ Αγών (Agon), June 30, 1971, p. 1.
~ Academy of Education yearbook 1970-1971.

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Yiannakis Aeroporos (Γιαννάκης Αεροπόρος) bust

Προτομή Γ. Αεροπόρου (1)n Προτομή Γ. Αεροπόρου (6)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Fasoula. Limassol district 

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 138 cm (+ 57 cm the steps) x 66 cm x 46 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the “Yiannakis Aeroporos” youth center of Fasoula. The bust was concluded in 1990.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/8, Meeting Minutes June 6, 1991. 

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Georgios Chr. Katsaris (Γεώργιος Χρ. Κατσαρής) bust

Προτομή Γεώργιου Χρ. Κατσαρή (2)n Προτομή Γεώργιου Χρ. Κατσαρή (6)n

Artist: Andreas Savvides 

Location: Apostles Petros and Pavlos church, Asgata. Limassol district

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 138 cm (+ 80 cm steps) x 47 cm x 49 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken by an ad hoc private committee, the Community Board, and the Asgata Emigrants’ Association. The bust was made in 1971 and it was placed during 1972. 

Selected sources:
~ Αγών (Agon), October 1, 1971, p. 7.
~ Πρωινή (Proini), September 30, 1971, p. 4. 
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), October 1, 1971, p. 5. 
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), June 16, 1971, p.2.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/2, documents April 14, 1971; May 25, 1971.

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Major General Tasos Markou (Τάσος Μάρκου) statue

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Artist: Nikolaos Kotziamanis

Location: Kolokasidis roundabout, Agios Dometios. Nicosia district

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 2.80 meters (the statue)

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59, Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken in 1997 by an ad hoc committee for Tasos Markou statue, composed by officers of the National Guard, which also coordinated an extensive fundraising. The statue is symbolically viewing Pentadaktylos Mountain, in the occupied area, where the fighter is missing. The unveiling took place in 1999.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), March 17, 1999, p. 16.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/16, document October 23, 1997.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λευκωσίας (Nicosia Municipality Archive), documents December 10, 1997; February 5, 1999.
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee), 14.3.01/5, March 11, 2003.

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Christakis Ptochopoulos (Χριστάκης Πτωχόπουλος) bust

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Artist: Kyriakos Kallis 

Location: Aristofanous St., in the square opposite Agios Nikolaos Drosias church, Larnaka. Larnaka district. 

Material: Brass 

Dimensions: 166 cm x 55 cm x 35 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned by the Prochopoulos’ family, and by Rikkos Pattichis, head of Drosia community and president of the Church committee. The unveiling took place on April 1st 1997. 

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Memorial to the Aradippou dead during the national fights

Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά τους εθνικούς αγώνες (2)n Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά τους εθνικούς αγώνες (5)n

Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά τους εθνικούς αγώνες (8)n Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά τους εθνικούς αγώνες (11)n Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά τους εθνικούς αγώνες (14)n

Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά τους εθνικούς αγώνες (17)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Aradippou village center. Larnaka district.

Material: Marble 

Dimensions: 171 cm x 60 cm x 45 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59, Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Five busts are the focal points of the memorial. The names of two more dead fighters are written on the commemorative wall. The busts belong to Pantelis Kontos (Παντελής Κοντός), Georgios Ttooulou (Γεώργιος Ττοούλου), Pavlos Mihailas (Παύλος Μιχαηλάς), Marios Siaris (Μάριος Σιαρής) and Tasos Papathanasiou (Τάσος Παπαθανασίου). The initiative for the memorial was taken in 1989 by the “Omonia Aradippou” union and aν ad hoc private committee for the memorial. The cost was covered by private and state funds. The unveiling took place on May 27th 1989. 

Selected sources:
~Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), October 25, 1985, p. 4.
~Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/4, Meeting Minutes May 23, 1985. 

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Memorial to the Vavla Benefactors

Ευεργέτης (1) n Ευεργέτης n

Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios

Location: Vavla village center. Larnaka district. 

Material: Marble

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Onisiforos Mihailoudis (Ονησίφορος Μιχαηλούδης), Anastasis Chatzigeorgis (Αναστάσης Χ’’ Γεωγής), and Georgios Alexandrou (Γεώργιος Αλεξάνδρου). All three of them were renowned benefactors of the village. The monument was commissioned by the local Community committee, probably in 1982. 

It is noted that X’’ is an abbreviation of Chatzi- in family names.

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Memorial to Anafotia heroes

Προτομές Τ. Κωνσταντίνου και Μ. Παρίδη (1)n

Προτομές Τ. Κωνσταντίνου και Μ. Παρίδη (3)n Προτομές Τ. Κωνσταντίνου και Μ. Παρίδη (4)n

Artist: Chrisostomos Perdios 

Location: Anafotia village square. Larnaka district 

Dimensions: 165 cm x 42 cm x 43 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Tasos Konstantinou (Τάσος Κωνσταντίνου) who died during the inter-communal conflicts of 1963-64, and to Michalakis Paridis (Μιχαλάκης Παρίδης) who died during EOKA 1955-59 struggles. It was commissioned by the Anafotia Community Committee and the unveiling seems to have taken place in 1982. 

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Lazaros Georgiou (Λάζαρος Γεωργίου) statue

Ανδριάντας Λαζάρου Γεωργίου (2)n

Ανδριάντας Λαζάρου Γεωργίου (4)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Alaminos village, opposite Agios Mamas church. Larnaka district.

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the statue were taken by Alaminos community and Alaminos’ “Aetos” (Eagle) sports union in 2000. The costs were covered by private fundraising and the unveiling took place on November 30th 2002.

Selected sources: 
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), August 18, 1996, p. 19.

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Fire

Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά τις μάχες της Τηλλυρίας 1964 (3)n Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά τις μάχες της Τηλλυρίας 1964 (20)n

Artist: Giorgos Kalakallas 

Location: Agios Rafael church, Pachyammos. Nicosia district. 

Material: Copper

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to those who died during the Tylliria fights. According to the commemorative inscription: “The above are the names of soldiers, members of the National Guard, and civilians who were killed during the fights against Turkish troops in August 1964 at Tillyria area”.

The initiative was taken by the union of the families of the dead, the ex Deputy Governor of Pachyammos’ National Guard, Theodoros Papadopoulos, and the Agios Rafael church administrator. The unveiling took place on August 7th 1994. 

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Memorial to the Galata dead

 Μνημείο πεσόντων Γαλάτας (4)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Γαλάτας (7)n

Artist: Andros Kazamias

Location: Opposite Panayia Odigitria church, Galata village. Nicosia district.

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 5 meters in height

Category: EOKA 1955-59, Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bas relief on the front of the pillar depicts two empty shirts, an idea drawing its origins from Giorgos Seferis’ poem “Eleni”.

The memorial is dedicated to Chrysanthos Mylonas ((Χρύσανθος Μυλωνάς) and Evagoras Papachristoforou (Ευαγόρας Παπαχριστοφόρου) who died during the EOKA 1955-59 struggles; to Andreas Yeroudis (Ανδρέας Γερούδης) who died during the Inter-communal conflicts of 1964; to Georgios Zaharia (Γεώργιος Ζαχαρία) who died during the Turkish invasion; and to Panayiotis Athanasiou (Παναγιώτης Αθανασίου). It was commissioned in 1985 by Galata Community Committee and the architect Iakovos Filippou who collaborated with Andros Kazamias for the construction.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/11, document May 23, 1985.

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Memorial to the Morfou dead and missing

Μνημείο πεσόντων Μορφιτών (2)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Μορφιτών (6)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Μορφιτών (8)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Μορφιτών (11)n

Artist: Nikolaos Kotziamanis

Location: Astromeritis barricade 

Material: Marble and bronze 

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by Morfou cultural union, active at Astromeritis village. The unveiling took place during 2003. Morfou is situated in the occupied zone of Cyprus. The use of occupied areas to name schools, cultural or athletic unions and associations, even shops and restaurants, is a widespread habit in Cyprus and a way of preserving historical memory. 

This memorial combines both symbolic representations and realistic narration. The cross-like sword, the wires, the photographs on the hands of the youngster and the (missing) man trapped behind the closed iron wall are evocative visual narrations. They frame the Cypriot 1974 events, all summarized by the missing men, the occupied village, the inaccessible land, and the battles given in the name of motherland and creed. In addition, the missing man, the bas reliefs with the weeping elder men and women, and the angry faces of the youngsters function as snapshots, reiterates the events of 1974.

Selected sources
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/2, Meeting Minutes October 23, 2001.
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/4, document September 22, 2002.

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Memorial to the Tsada dead & Evagoras Pallikaridis (Ευαγόρας Παλληκαρίδης) bust

Μνημείο πεσόντων Τσάδας και προτομή Ε. Παλληκαρίδη (1)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Τσάδας και προτομή Ε. Παλληκαρίδη (5)n

Μνημείο πεσόντων Τσάδας και προτομή Ε. Παλληκαρίδη (6)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Τσάδας και προτομή Ε. Παλληκαρίδη (3)n

Artist: Kostas Ikonomou, Nikos Garyfalakis (for Pallikaridis bust)

Location: Panagia Chryseleousa church yard. Pafos district.

Material: Marble (for the bust)

Dimensions: 123 cm x 45 cm x 34 cm (for the bust)

Category: EOKA 1955-59, Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Cypriot Women

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Andreas Christodoulou (Ανδρέας Χριστοδούλου), Vladimiros Irakleous (Βλαδίμηρος Ηρακλέους) and Evagoras Pallikaridis (Ευαγόρας Παλληκαρίδης). It was commissioned by Tsada Youth Center and the unveiling took place in August 14th 1998.

The nearby pre-existing bust was commissioned in 1961 by Evagoras Pallikaridis’ family and the unveiling took place in May 13th 1962.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), May 23, 1961, p. 1.

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Liberty monument – Memorial for the Polemi dead

Μνημείο πεσόντων Τηλλυρίας 1964 (5)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Τηλλυρίας 1964 (8)n

Artist: Andreas Makariou

Location: Adjacent to Polemi high school. Pafos district.

Material: Kivides and Tochni stone

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion.

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The unveiling took place on August 30th 1981.

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Pavlos Irakleous (Παύλος Ηρακλέους) and Kostas Karnavalos (Κώστας Καρνάβαλος) busts

 Προτομές Ηρακλέους και Καρνάβαλου (11)n Προτομές Ηρακλέους και Καρνάβαλου (10)n

Προτομές Ηρακλέους και Καρνάβαλου (4)n

Artist: Unknown

Location:  Mesa Chorio square. Pafos district.  

Dimensions: 137 cm x 58 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Mesa Chorio Community Committee and is located adjacent to the Community Committee building.  

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Memorial to the Letymvou dead

Μνημείο πεσόντων Λετύμπου (2)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Λετύμπου (6)n

                Μνημείο πεσόντων Λετύμπου (5)n    Μνημείο πεσόντων Λετύμπου (7)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Λετύμπου (10)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Λετύμπου (11)n

 Artist: Andreas Makariou

Location: At the Letymvou village entrance. Pafos district. 

Material: Stone, granite, marble, copper

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Andreas Argyrou (Ανδρέας Αργυρού), Andreas Lardos (Ανδρέας Λάρδος), and Andreas Chrysostomou (Ανδρέας Χρυσοστόμου) who died during the inter-communal conflicts of 1963-64, and to Sotiris Maratheftis (Σωτήρης Μαραθεύτης) who died during the Turkish invasion.

The monument was commissioned by the Letymvou Sport Association “Sotirios” in 1989 and the unveiling took place on August 5th 1990. 

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Μemorial to the Kouklia dead

Μνημείο πεσόντων Κουκλιών (1)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Κουκλιών (2)n

Artist:Unknown 

Location: Adjacent to Kouklia Police station. Pafos district.

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, 1974 Coup, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Kouklia Community and the unveiling took place during the 1980s. 

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Georgios S. X’’Yiannis (Γεώργιος Σ. Χ’’Γιάννης) bust

Προτομή Γεώργιου Χ''Γιάννη (2)n

Προτομή Γεώργιου Χ''Γιάννη (4)n

 Artist: Unknown 

Location: Agios Georgios church yard, Goudi village. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 125 cm x 37 cm x 32 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the private committee for Georgios Chatziyiannis’ commemoration, and the Goudi community. The unveiling took place on August 6th 1995. It is noted that X’’ is an abbreviation of Chatzi- in family names.

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Memorial to the dead and missing of Empa & Georgios Christoforou bust

Μνημείο Ηρώων - Έμπα (2)n Μνημείο Ηρώων - Έμπα (11)n Προτομή Γεώργιου Χριστοφόρουn Προτομή Γεώργιου Χριστοφόρου (3)n

Artist: Christos Symeonidis Chrisimos 

Location: Apostle Andreas church yard, Empa village. Pafos district.

Material:  (of the bust) Copper 

Dimensions : (of the bust)144 cm x 39 cm x 34 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59, Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, 1974 Coup, Turkish Invasion, War Volunteers (Second World War).

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Empa Community and the unveiling took place on May 25th 2008. The bust was commissioned by SIMAE (Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), and an ad hoc private committee for the Christoforou memorial and the unveiling took place on November 11th 2008.

Selected sources:
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2008.9, Meeting Minutes April 10, 2008.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.10, document November 14, 2008; Meeting Minutes October 9, 2008.

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Memorial to the Armou dead

Μνημείο πεσόντων Άρμου (2)n

Μνημείο πεσόντων Άρμου (3)n

Artist: Marios Garyfalakis 

Location: At the yard of the Armou village church. Pafos district

CategoryInter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Andreas Charalambidis (Ανδρέας Χαραλαμπίδης) and Andreas Chatzitheori (Ανδρέας Χατζηθεωρή). It was commissioned by a private committee. The unveiling seems to have taken place in 1970. Ιt is noted that on the memorial the name of the second deceased is written as X’’Theori, where X’’ is an abbreviation of Chatzi-. 

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Dimitrakis Papamiltiadis (Δημητράκης Παπαμιλτιάδης) bust

Προτομή Μιχαλάκη Παπαμιλτιάδη (1)n Προτομή Μιχαλάκη Παπαμιλτιάδη (8)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Apostles Peter and Paul church yard, Argaka village. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 146 cm x 53 cm

Material: Marble and brass 

CategoryInter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

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Dr. Dimitrios Mavrogenis bust

Προτομή Δρ Μαυρογένη και μελών Υγειονομικών πεσόντες 1964 (1)n Προτομή Δρ Μαυρογένη και μελών Υγειονομικών πεσόντες 1964 (4)n Προτομή Δρ Μαυρογένη και μελών Υγειονομικών πεσόντες 1964 (5)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Entrance of Pafos General Hospital. Pafos district. 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 120 cm x 44 cm x 29 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was placed at its current site in 1990. On the pedestal are written the names of four more members of the healthcare system who died at Pahyamos, Tylliria area, in August 1964. 

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Andreas Geroudis (Ανδρέας Γερούδης) bust

                            Προτομή Ανδρέα Γερούδη (1)n Προτομή Ανδρέα Γερούδη (2)n

Artist: Christos Symeonidis-Chrisimos

Location 3rd Pafos Elementary School, Pafos Municipality. Pafos district. 

Dimensions140 cm (+50 cm the step) x 44 cm x 34 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

A private committee for the construction of  Andreas Geroudis’ bust commissioned the bust in 2003 through a competition. 

Selected sources
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee), 14.3.01/5, Meeting Minutes July 29, 2003.

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Memorial to the 1964 dead from Pafos

Πεσόντες 1964 (6)n Πεσόντες 1964 (9)n Πεσόντες 1964 (13)n Πεσόντες 1964 (17)n

Artist: Giorgos Kalakallas

Location: Agios Peter and Paul church yard, Ellados Avenue, Pafos Municipality. Pafos district.

Dimensions157 cm x 67 cm x 43~61 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was dedicated to Kostas Karnavalos (Κώστας Καρνάβαλος), Andreas Tselepos (Ανδρέας Τσέλεπος) and Vladimiros Irakleous (Βλαδίμηρος Ηρακλέους). An inscription on the nearby plaque mentions: “You found and you drank the immortals’ wine. Thus death brought you life and you will always remain immortals” (Των αθανάτων το κρασί τόβρετε σεις και πίνετε. Ζωή για σας κι ο θάνατος κι αθάνατοι θα μείνετε). It was commissioned by their co-fighters in 1997.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/17, Meeting Minutes May 7, 1998.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Πάφου (Pafos Municipality Archive) 8.1991, document August 28, 1996; September 19, 1997.

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Memorial to Archbishop Makarios III and to the dead fighters from Pafos

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Μνημείο Μακάριος και Αντίσταση (1)n Μνημείο Μακάριος και Αντίσταση (4)n Μνημείο Μακάριος και Αντίσταση (17)n

Artist: Apostolos Fanakidis

Place: Georgios Grivas Digenis Avenue, entrance of Pafos city. Pafos district.

Material: Stone

Dimensions: 5 x 5 meters (the head of Makarios)

Category: Cypriot Church, Public Figures, EOKA 1955-59, Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Inter-communal conflicts 1967, 1974 Coup, Turkish Invasion

Photograph: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned in 1992 by a private committee for the Makarios III-Resistance Memorial. Around Makarios’ over-sized head a series of plaques bear the names of all the dead fighters from Pafos since 1955. The unveiling took place on June 16th 1996. 

Selected sources
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), December 8, 1991, p. 10.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), November 20, 1994, p. 31.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), June 17, 1996, p. 3. 
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Πάφου (Pafos Municipality Archive), 12.96, documents December 11, 1992; June 8, 1993; June 2, 1994; November 30, 1995; November 6, 1996; November 29, 2006; February 1999; Meeting Minutes December 10, 1992.

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Memorial to the dead and missing

Προτομή Γιαννάκη Ταλιώτη και μνημείο για αγνοούμενο Τταπολόου (2)n
old location

Προτομή Γιαννάκη Ταλιώτη και μνημείο για αγνοούμενο Τταπολόου (4)n  Προτομή Γιαννάκη Ταλιώτη και μνημείο για αγνοούμενο Τταπολόου (8)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Agia Paraskevi square, Geroskipou. Pafos district.

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 144 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm (the bust)

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Adrienne Christiansen & Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Yiannakis Taliotis (Γιαννάκης Ταλιώτης) and Michail Chr.Kyprianou (Μιχαήλ Χρ. Κυπριανού).Taliotis died in 1964 and Kyprianou is listed as missing. Taliotis’ bust was commissioned by the Geroskipou Municipality in 1988 and the unveiling in the first location took place in the early 1990s. Due to the renovation of the square, the bust was moved to its current position, next to Kyprianou’ bas relief, in 2011. The new unveiling took place on July 31st 2011.

Usually the memorials for the missing bear only their black and white photographs along with their names. In rare cases, when there are indications of their death, a bas relief is added to the memorial, as is the case here. Busts and statues are ways of commemoration strictly for the dead with only one exception, that of Tasos Markou statues at Nicosia and Paralimni.

Both old and new locations are presented here. The old location image is available here courtesy of Dr. Adrienne Christiansen.

Selected sources
Χαραυγή (Xaravgi), January 14, 1969, p. 4.

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