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Kostas Loizou (Κώστας Λοΐζου) bust

Προτομή Κώστα Λοΐζου (3)n Προτομή Κώστα Λοΐζου (5)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Associated Refugee unions’ premises, Hippocratous street, Strovolos. Nicosia district 

Dimensions: 165 cm x 61 cm x 41 cm 

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken by the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 Struggle (SIMAE), who coordinated the fundraising. 

The note: “your body became a candle for freedom” (Λαμπάδα το κορμί σου για τη λευτεριά) on the back of the pedestal insinuates the way of his death.

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Archbishop Makarios III (Αρχιεπίσκοπος Μακάριος Γ’) and Georgios Grivas Digenis (Γεώργιος Γρίβας Διγενής) busts

Γρίβας και Μακάριος ΣΙΜΑΕ (1)n Γρίβας και Μακάριος ΣΙΜΑΕ (2)n Γρίβας και Μακάριος ΣΙΜΑΕ (3)n Γρίβας και Μακάριος ΣΙΜΑΕ (5)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 Struggle (SIMAE) premises, Strovolos. Nicosia district

Material: Bronze

Category: Cypriot Church, ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59, Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned in 2002 by the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 Struggle (SIMAE) and the unveiling took place on April 13th 2005.

Selected sources:
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), February 17, 2009.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), February 17, 2009.
~ 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 March 24, 2009; Meeting Minutes March 12, 2009.

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Stavros Stylianidis (Σταύρος Στυλιανίδης) bust

Σταύρος Στυλιανίδης (1)n Σταύρος Στυλιανίδης (2)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Chrysaliniotissa Municipal Garden, Nicosia. Nicosia district

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 150 cm x 49 cm x 50 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken by the Yialousa Association, the birth place of the Stylianidis, which is in the occupied Ammochostos distrist of Cyprus. The unveiling took place on November 29th 2009. 

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λευκωσίας (Nicosia Municipality Archive), 6-7.18, Meeting Minutes April 13, 2007.
~ 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.

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Themistoklis Dervis (Θεμιστοκλής Δέρβης) bust

Θεμιστοκλής Δέρβης (1)n Θεμιστοκλής Δέρβης (4)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Nicosia City Hall. Nicosia district

Material: Marble

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Themistoklis Dervis has been the Mayor of Nicosia from 1929 to1946 and from 1949 to 1959. The initiative for the memorial was taken by Nikos Karydis, who was an employee of the Nicosia Municipality and Dervis’ close friend. The unveiling took place on November 27th 1993.

Selected sources:
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), November 28, 1993, p. 12.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λευκωσίας (Nicosia Municipality Archive), 06-7.1, documents October 9, 1981; October 13, 1981; February 28, 1983.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λευκωσίας (Nicosia Municipality Archive), 06-7.5, documents April 15, 1989; June 27, 1989; August 31, 1989.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λευκωσίας (Nicosia Municipality Archive), 06-7.6, documents June 16, 1972; September 14, 1989; April 30, 1991.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λευκωσίας (Nicosia Municipality Archive), 06-7.7, documents May 14, 1991; December 19, 1991;Meeting Minutes July25, 1991;
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λευκωσίας (Nicosia Municipality Archive), 06-7.9, document November 5, 1993.

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Dimosthenis Mitsis (Δημοσθένης Μιτσής) bust

Προτομή Δημοσθένη Μιτσή (4)n OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Dimosthenis Mitsis Building courtyard, Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Nicosia. Nicosia district

Material: Bronze

Category: Public Figures

Photography Evangelia Matthopoulou

Dimosthenis Mitsis was the founder and major benefactor of the Mitsi Lethymno School. The school was founded in 1912. The initiative for the bust was taken by the Mitsi School board on the occasion of 90 years since the establishment of the school. The unveiling took place on May 21st 2003.

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Vladimiros Kafkaridis (Βλαδίμηρος Καυκαρίδης) bust

Προτομή Βλαδίμηρου Καυκαρίδη (3)n Προτομή Βλαδίμηρου Καυκαρίδη (5)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Municipality Garden of Peace, Nicosia. Nicosia district

Dimensions: 178 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Vladimiros Kafkaridis was a Cypriot actor. The initiative for the bust was taken by an ad hoc private committee for the memorial, which coordinated the fundraising. The unveiling took place on November 5th 1993.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), October 19, 1993, p. 8. 
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λευκωσίας (Nicosia Municipality Archive), 06-7.8, document May 17, 1993.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λευκωσίας (Nicosia Municipality Archive), 06-7.9, document September 9, 1993.

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Monument to the Working Class Heroes

Μνημείο Πεσόντων Εργατικής Τάξης (ΠΕΟ) (1)n Μνημείο Πεσόντων Εργατικής Τάξης (ΠΕΟ) (2)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: 29 Archermou Street, Pan Cypriot Federation of Labour (PEO) premises, Nicosia. Nicosia district

Category: Workers’ movement

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the monument was taken by the Pan Cypriot Federation of Labour (PEO). The unveiling took place on November 3rd 1991. 

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Grigoris Afxentiou (Γρηγόρης Αυξεντίου) statue

Ανδριάντας Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (1)n Ανδριάντας Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (9)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Grigoris Afxentiou square, Anexartisias Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Brass

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The first decision for a statue dedicated to Grigoris Afxentiou was taken in 1961. At that time a decision was taken to also name the square where the statue would be placed after him. In 1967 an artistic competition was called and Andreas Savvidis’ concept was promoted as the most complete and complying with the requests. However, that work never came into fruition. 

A second initiative for the memorial was taken in 1989 by the Pan Cypriot National-Popular Liberation Front (ΠΕΑΜ/PEAM). The statue was delivered by Spanos during the same year, but the unveiling took place seven years later, on February 25th 1996.

Selected sources:
~ Ελευθερία (Eleftheria), September 10, 1961, p. 1.
~ Μάχη (Mahi), September 3, 1961, p. 1.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), March 30, 1990, p. 9.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), November 1, 1967, p. 4. 
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), Jun 22, 1968, p. 5. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Epaminondas Epaminonda (Επαμεινώνδας Επαμεινώνδα) bust

Προτομή Επαμεινώνδα Επαμεινώνδα (3)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Nikos Kazantzakis Street, Tseri. Nicosia district.

Dimensions: 131 cm (+24 cm the steps) x 50 cm x 50 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken in 2003. 

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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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Kyriakos Matsis (Κυριάκος Μάτσης) statue

Ανδριάντας Κυριάκου Μάτση (1)n Ανδριάντας Κυριάκου Μάτση (6)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Lakatamia. Nicosia district

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken in 2008 by Lakatamia National Union “Kyriakos Matsis”. The unveiling took place on October 4th 2009.

On the wall behind the statue, on the (viewer’s) left hand side, are written his words: “I fight for this land, so those who water it with their sweat can live free, able to claim its ownership and management” (Αγωνίζομαι τη γη αυτή να τη ζουν αυτοί που τη ποτίζουν με τον ιδρώτα τους και να περπατούν πάνω της ελεύθεροι, διαφεντευτές της, κυρίαρχοί της). On the right hand side is noted his answer to Field Marshal Harding: “We do not fight for the money, we fight for the values” (Ου περί χρημάτων τον αγώνα ποιούμεθα αλλά περί αρετής).

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 January 31, 2008.

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Ioannis Hadjipavlou Ioannides (Ιωάννης Xατζηπαύλου Ιωαννίδης) bust

Ιωάννης Χατζηπαύλου Ιωαννίδης (1)n Ιωάννης Χατζηπαύλου Ιωαννίδης (4) - Copyn

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Ioannis Hadjipavlou Ioannides Park, Engomi. Nicosia district

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken in 2001 by an ad hoc private committee composed of members of the KARI (Cypriot Fighters Venturesome Leaders) association. KARI was the group of Cypriot university students which Ioannis Hadjipavlou Ioannides had organized in Athens during his time there, after 1931. KARI members became EOKA members in the 1950s.

The unveiling took place on March 31st 2002. The park, initially named Agia Sofia Park, took his name after the unveiling of the monument.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 16, 2002, p. 6.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λευκωσίας (Nicosia Municipality Archive), document March 30, 2000.

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Elias Papakyriakou (Ηλίας Παπακυριακού) bust

Ηλίας Παπακυριακού (1)n Ηλίας Παπακυριακού (5)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Makarios Athletic Center Avenue and Elias Papakyriakou crossroads, Engomi. Nicosia district

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken by a private ad hoc committee under the care of Petros Stylianou, Mayor of Engomi. The unveiling took place in 1996.

On the pedestal is written: “Either I will die fighting or I will live in freedom” (Ή θα πέσω μαχόμενος, ή θα ζήσω ελεύθερος).

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), October 23, 1995, p. 9.

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Evdoras Vasilaras (Εύδωρας Βασιλαράς) bust

Προτομή Εύδωρα Βασιλαρά (2)n Προτομή Εύδωρα Βασιλαρά (6)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Evdoras Vasilaras Park, Engomi. Nicosia district

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 81 cm (+39 cm the steps) x 83 cm x 83 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken by the Engomi Municipality Committee and the unveiling took place on July 7th 2010.

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Charilaos Michail (Χαρίλαος Μιχαήλ) statue

Χαρίλαος Μιχαήλ (1)n Χαρίλαος Μιχαήλ (5)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Griva Digeni Avenue and St. Nicolaos crossroads, Engomi. Nicosia district

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken in 1996 by Petros Stylianou, Mayor of Engomi, the “Free Soloi” (Eleftheroi Soloi) union, and Thasos Sofokleous. The unveiling took place on May 22nd 1997. 

On the pedestal is written the phrase: “We sing and chant and praise God because He made us worthy to die for freedom” (Τραγουδούμε και ψάλουμε και δοξάζουμε το Θεό που μας αξίωσε να πεθάνουμε για την Ελευθερία).

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Yiannis P. Groutas (Γιάννης Π. Γρούτας) bust

Προτομή Γιάννη Π. Γρούτα (1)n Προτομή Γιάννη Π. Γρούτα (3)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Dali. Nicosia district

Material: Bronze

Dimensions: 157cm x 44~114 cm x 44~114 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Groutas was the first Mayor of Dali. The initiative for the bust was taken by the Dali Municipality Board. The unveiling took place on October 22nd 2000.

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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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Nikos Nikolaou (Νίκος Νικολάου) bust

Νίκος Νικολάου (1)n Νίκος Νικολάου (5)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

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

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 120 cm x 57 cm x 48 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken in 2001 by the University of Cyprus Graduates of 1971. The unveiling took place on January 19th 2003.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/4, document December 5, 2002.

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The 1955-59 Heroes’ grove

Ηρώον Απελευθερωτικού Αγώνα ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (5)n Ηρώον Απελευθερωτικού Αγώνα ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (6)n Ηρώον Απελευθερωτικού Αγώνα ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (13)n Ηρώον Απελευθερωτικού Αγώνα ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (16)n Ηρώον Απελευθερωτικού Αγώνα ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (21)n

Location: Pelendri – Kato Amiantos main road, Pelendri. Limassol district

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The “Forest of the 1955-59 Heroes” is an extensive and complex memorial place made up of separate but interconnected parts: the Propylaea; the stele for the victims; the Fighters’ Hall; the hero-martyrs stairs; the Panayia Eleftheriotissa chapel; the EOKA oath text; the Honor Monument or Liberty Monument; the memory flame; and the heroes’ grove. 

The Pelendri memorial place is dedicated to the hundred and eight EOKA 1955-59 fighters who died during the struggle. Around Pelendri area a considerable number of conflicts took place and many hideouts of EOKA fighters were located.

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the EOKA 1955-59 fighters’ association of Limassol city and district (ΣΑΠΕΛ/SAPEL). Subsequently the coordination of the construction, which lasted from 1994 to 2001, and its funding was undertaken by the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle (ΣΙΜΑΕ/SIMAE). The first inauguration took place on September 28th 1997, while some parts of the construction were still pending completion. A second event followed on November 11, 2001 specifically for the exhibition place in the Fighters’ Hall. 

On the walls of the Propylaea two inserted copper plaques bear the portraits of Archbishop Makarios III and Georgios Grivas (known as Digenis) made by Leonidas Spanos.

Close by, in the Fighters Hall, is situated Evangelos Moustakas’ work titled “Liberty breaks its chains”. It is a modern, abstract synthesis in brass, based in insinuation than in narration. However, the dynamic formation of the trapped in the rods liberty, or victory, clearly pictures the struggle required. 

In the basement of the hall a series of paintings titled “Hymn to Liberty”, made by Andreas Makariou, narrate in a stylized way eloquent scenes of martyrdom, fighting, death, hope and heroic deeds. Andreas Makariou is also the artist of the paintings at the “Agios Georgios Boat Museum” in Chlorakas, where the second extensive and complex memorial dedicated to EOKA 1955-59 is located. 

The path, the “hero-martyrs stairs”, which leads to the Honor’s Monument or Liberty Monument is 650 meters long and is made up of 108 steps, each one symbolically dedicated to one of the dead fighters. Their names are engraved on marble plaques and inserted in the steps.

The Honor’s Monument or Liberty Monument is situated on a plateau overlooking the valley and the surrounding mountains. It consists of three parts: a low horizontal cement wall, a vertical pillar and the altar with the sacred fire, the eternal flame.

On the cement wall Evangelos Moustakas has carved a bas relief on a white marble plaque which symbolically and in a stylized manner narrates the martyrdom of the fighters. The waving flag, the replicated pieta pattern, the angel of victory who hastens the dead, and the sun implying hope, life and symbolizing resurrection make part of the narration. The end result bears strong aesthetic similarities to the reliefs on the commemorative wall in Chlorakas’ commemoration place made by the same artist. Under the bas relief, on the sloped surface of the marble is engraved the EOKA oath extending and accentuating the preceding visual narration. 

The inauguration of the memorial place took an extensive celebrative and symbolic form: a number of EOKA memorials all over Cyprus were symbolically selected by SIMAE to join with religious rituals for the Pelendri main events. In addition, on the eve of the inauguration a ceremonial ritual torch flame was lit at each selected memorial site and they were carried to Pelendri to light its altar. The flame was kept lit over night and during the inauguration ceremonies the following day.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), September 22, 1997, p. 8. 
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), September 24, 1997, p. 4. 
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/12, Meeting Minutes September 27, 1994. 
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.94.7, vol. 7, Meeting Minutes September 14, 2008.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2008.9, document June 6, 2008.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.10, Meeting Minutes May 7, 2009. 

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Dimosthenis Mitsis (Δημοσθένης Μιτσής) bust

Προτομή Δημοσθένη Μιτσή (2)n Προτομή Δημοσθένη Μιτσή (4)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: “Mitsi” School for Commerce premises, Lemithou. Limassol district

Material: Bronze

Dimensions: 141 cm (+ 43cm the steps) x 36 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the “Mitsi” school management board with an aim to commemorate 90 years since the School was founded. The bust was placed in 2003.

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Christakis G. Mina (Χριστάκης Γ. Μηνά) bust

Χριστάκης Γ. Μηνά (1)n Χριστάκης Γ. Μηνά (6)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Village Park, Korfi. Limassol district 

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 186 cm x 64 cm x 64 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the “Christakis Mina” nationalist union of Korfi village. The unveiling took place on July 30th 1989.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/7, document March 6, 1990. 

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Michail Yiorgallas (Μιχαήλ Γιωργάλλας) bust

 Μιχαήλ Γιωργάλλας (7)n Μιχαήλ Γιωργάλλας (9)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Zoopigi. Limassol district

Dimensions: 140 cm x 47 cm (+87 cm +127 cm) x 28 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by The Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 Struggle (ΣΙΜΑΕ/SIMAE). The unveiling took place on Arpil 22nd 2007.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/22, document March 19, 2001; Meeting Minutes October 3, 2000.

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Antonis Antoniou (Αντώνης Αντωνίου) bust

 Αντώνης Αντωνίου (2)n Αντώνης Αντωνίου (4)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Zoopigi. Limassol district

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 125 cm x 60 cm x 59 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Zoopigi emigrants and friends association. The unveiling took place on August 10th 2003.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/5, meeting Minutes February 25, 2003.

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Memorial to the Erimi heroes

Nikos Georgioun Sokratis Sokratousn         Nikos Georgiou                                               Socratis I. Socratous

Μνημείο Ηρώων Ερήμης (3)n Marios Savvan                         Marios A. Savva

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: “Nikos and Socratis” nationalist union premises, Erimi. Limassol district

Dimensions: 155 cm x 68 cm x 48 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Socratis I. Socratous (Σωκράτης Η. Σωκράτους), Nikos Georgiou (Νίκος Γεωργίου) and Marios A. Savva (Μάριος Α. Σάββα). 

The initiative was taken by the “Nikos and Socratis” nationalist union of Erimi and it was placed in 1996.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/10, document August 28, 1992. 

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Evagoras Papachristophorou (Ευαγόρας Παπαχριστοφόρου) statue

Ανδριάντας Ευαγόρα Παπαχριστοφόρου (10)n Ανδριάντας Ευαγόρα Παπαχριστοφόρου (13)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Kato Amiantos. Limassol district

Material: Brass

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken by the “Evagoras” sports union of Kato Amiantos. The statue was made in 1988 and the unveiling took place on June 25th 1989.

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Memorial to Georgios Koulappis (Γεώργιος Κουλαππής)

P1060573n P1060574n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Matheina neighborhood, Agios Mamas. Limassol district

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken in 2001 by the Agios Mamas community committee, in corporation with the “Palliggenesia” nationalist union. Eventually the unveiling took place on April 5th 2009.

On the pedestal under his portrait is written: “we encapsulated your sacrifice in our hearts forever” (Κλείσαμε για πάντα στην καρδιά μας τη θυσία σου).

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/14, Meetings Minutes October 22, 2002; January 5 2009.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.94.7, documents July 11, 2003; August 2, 2005; November 21, 2005.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.10, documents March 26, 2001; August 6, 2002; June 1, 2007; November 15, 2008; February 9, 2009; February 17, 2009; February 24, 2009; March 14, 2009.

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Nitsa Chatzigeorgiou (Νίτσα Χατζηγεωργίου) bust

Προτομή Νίτσας Χατζηγεωργίου (5)n

Προτομή Νίτσας Χατζηγεωργίου (2)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Agios Dometios Youth union premises, Kyriakou Matsi Avenue, Agios Dometios. Nicosia district.

Material: Copper

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59, Cypriot Women

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nitsa Chatzigeorgiou was a member of Agios Dometios’ parish and a fervent supporter of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle. She was disseminating its’ ideology, recruiting young people, and active throughout the EOKA 1955-59 struggle. The initiative for the bust was taken in 2004 and the unveiling took place on March 13th 2005.

Selected sources: 
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/7, document May 13, 2004.
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/8, document September 15, 2004.

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Memorial to the dead during the 1974 coup

Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά το πραξικόπημα (2) n

Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά το πραξικόπημα (3) n

Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά το πραξικόπημα (7) n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Alikis square, Louki Akrita St., Larnaka. Larnaka district. 

Category: 1974 Coup

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned in 1988 by the Larnaka AKEL (Progressive Party of Working People) Regional Committee. The unveiling took place on July 14th 1989. The memorial is dedicated to Georgios Chatzistefani (Γεώργιος Χ’’Στεφανή), Achilleas Kourtellis (Αχιλλέας Κουρτελλής), Georgios Charalambous (Γεώργιος Χαραλάμπους) and Andreas Theodosiou (Ανδρέας Θεοδοσίου). 

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

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Pavlos Liasidis (Παύλος Λιασίδης) statue

Ανδριάντας Παύλου Λιασίδη (10) n

Ανδριάντας Παύλου Λιασίδη (11) n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Crossroads of Georigios Grivas Digenis Avenue and Agios Georgios Kontos (in the park), Larnaka. Larnaka district. 

Material: Brass 

Dimensions: 80 cm x 80 cm x 100 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Pavlos Liasidis (1901-1985) was a Cypriot poet. The initiative for the statue was taken by the Artists’ Union of the Lysi community. The unveiling took place on April 28th 2001.

Although Lysi village is situated in the occupied part of Cyprus, its’ authorities are regularly elected by their ex-inhabitants in the free part of the island. The same policy is applied to all the occupied municipalities and communities.

Selected sources:
~Αγών (Agon), April 24, 1990.
~Χαραυγή (Haravgi), April 21, 1990.
~Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), June 7, 1991.
~Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), October 24, 1995.

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Alexandria Patriarch Petros VII (Πατριάρχης Αλεξανδρείας Πέτρος Ζ’) statue

Ανδριάντας Πατριάρχη Αλεξανδρείας Πέτρου Ζ' (8) n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Agios Georgios Kontos church yard, Georgios Grivas Digenis Avenue, Larnaka. Larnaka district. 

Category: Cypriot Church

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The statue was commissioned in 2006 by the Diocese of Kition and Agios Georgios Kontos Monastery Committee. The unveiling took place on September 10th 2006. 

Selected sources:
~Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/110, document December 23, 2005.
~Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/11, Meeting Minutes, January 23, 2006.

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Michail Kkasialos (Μιχαήλ Κκάσιαλος) statue

Ανδριάντας Μιχαήλ Κκάσιαλο copy n

Ανδριάντας Μιχαήλ Κκάσιαλου (5)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Dimitriou square, Larnaka. Larnaka district. 

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The statue was commissioned in 2010 by the Assia community. Assia is situated in the occupied part of Cyprus. Nevertheless, all municipalities and communities under occupation function in the free part of the island and their ex-inhabitants elect their local authorities. The unveiling of the monument took place on October 30th 2011. 

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Dimitrakis Dimitriadis (Δημητράκης Δημητριάδης) statue

Ανδριάντας Δημητράκη Δημητριάδη (1) n Ανδριάντας Δημητράκη Δημητριάδη (2) n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Larnaka “Kalogera” elementary school yard. Larnaka district. 

Material: Brass 

Dimensions: 150 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The eight years old child is depicted holding stones in memory of his action to throw stones against British soldiers and being shot as a consequence. 

The initiative for the memorial was taken in 2009 by the “Kalogera” elementary school parents’ union and by Kyriakos Teodotou, an EOKA 1955-59 fighter and SIMAE (Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle) member.

Selected sources:
~Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.10, Meetings Minutes April 9, 2009; March 12, 2009; June 11, 2009.
~Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.10, document June 12 2009. 
~Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.11, document June 12, 2009.

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Kostas Misiaoulis (Κώστας Μισιαούλης) and Dervis Ali Kavazoglu (Ντερβίς Αλί Καβάζογλου) busts

Dervis Ali Kavazoglu n Kostas Misiaoulis n
Dervis Ali Kavazoglou                                        Kostas Miaoulis 

Προτομές Ντερβίς Αλί Καβάζογλου και Κώστα Μισιαούλη n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Athenou-Larnaka road, at the entrance of the village. Larnaka district. 

Material: Bronze 

Dimensions: 145 cm x 103 cm x 21~103 cm

Category: Inter-communal relations, Political Assassinations, Turkish Cypriots

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned in 1996 by the Athienou popular unions and the cost was covered through fundraising. On the ground in front of the two busts is written: “Passer, remember that here fascists murdered the heroic martyrs of Greek Turkish friendship on April 11th 1965” (Εσύ διαβάτη που περνάς να θυμάσαι, εδώ δολοφονήθηκαν στις 11-4-1965 οι ηρωομάρτυρες της ελληνοτουρκικής φιλίας από τον φασισμό).

The unveiling took place on April 6th 1997.

Selected sources:
~Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), October 7, 1996, p. 6.

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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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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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The EOKA 1955-59 guerrilla fighter statue and heroes’ busts

Andreas Karyos n Evagoras papachristoforoun
Andreas Karyos                                                 Evagoras Papachristoforou 

Fotis Pittasn Georgios Karyosn
Fotis Pittas                                                       Georgios Karyos

Kyriakos Matsisn Markos Drakos n
Kyriakos Marsis                                                 Markos Drakos

Michail Giorgallasn Memorial to the 1955-59 political prisoners (2)n
Michail Giorgallasn

Memorial to the 1955-59 political prisonersn The detention campn The EOKA 1955-59 guerilla fighter statue (2)n The EOKA 1955-59 guerilla fighter statuen xn xxn

 Artist (for the statue): Giorgos Mavroyenis

Material (of the statue): Bronze

Dimensions (of the statue): Life size

Constructor (for the statue): GBAS Constructions Ltd

Busts: Andreas Karyos (Ανδρέας Κάρυος)

Georgios Karyos (Γεώργιος Κάρυος)

Evagoras Papachristoforou (Ευαγόρας Παπαχριστοφόρου)

Kyriakos Matsis (Κυριάκος Μάτσης)

Michail Giorgallas (Μιχαήλ Γιωργαλλάς)

Markos Drakos (Μάρκος Δράκος)

Fotis Pittas (Φώτης Πίττας)

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Dimensions: 135 cm (+ 22 cm the pedestal) x 45 cm x 45 cm

Kokkinothrimithia detention camp was the place where many of the EOKA 1955-59 fighters were imprisoned and some of them executed. According to the Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle (SIMAE), the number of detained EOKA fighters was more than 3000. The detention camp closed in 1959, when the EOKA guerilla war ended. Until November 1955, when the camp opened, the prisoners were kept at Nicosia central prison and at Kerynia Castle.

The guerrilla fighter statue was donated in 2011 by the artist Giorgos Mavroyenis as homage to the EOKA struggle.The memorial to the 1955-59 political prisoners was commissioned by SIMAE, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Association of Political Prisoners. The unveiling took place on November 2nd 2002. 

The initiative for all the busts was taken by the Association of Political Prisoners. SIMAE commissioned those of Andreas and Georgios Karyos, and Fotis Pittas. In the cases of Evagoras Papachristoforou and Kyriakos Matsis, family members (Panayiota Papachristoforou and Yiannakis Matsis, respectively) funded the busts. Faneromenis’ church commissioned Michail Giorgallas’ bust and the Cypriot Workers Confederation (SEK/ΣΕΚ) commissioned Markos Drakos’ bust.

The unveiling of Andreas Karyos, Michail Giorgallas and Markos Drakos busts took place in October 2008, when for the others the official ceremony followed a year later, on November 1st 2009.

Selected sources:
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2008.9, documents June 6, 2008; January 11, 2008.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.10, documents June 6, 2008; October 9, 2008; November 14, 2008; Meeting Minutes May 7, 2009; October 9, 2008.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.11, document May 12, 2009.

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Memorial to the EOKA 1955-59 fighters

Ηρώον ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (3)n

              Ηρώον ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (10)n     Ηρώον ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (11)n                                     Panayiotis Yiorgallidis                         Alekos Konstantinou

            Ηρώον ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (12)n      Ηρώον ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (9)n                                         Kostas Anaxagorou                             Andreas Patsalidis

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Spilia-Kourdali village center. Nicosia district.

Material: Bronze 

Dimensions: 2.10 meters each statue

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Andreas Patsalidis (Ανδρέας Πατσαλίδης), Kostas Anaxagorou (Κώστας Αναξαγόρα), Panayiotis Yiorgallidis (Παναγιώτης Γιωργαλλίδης) and Alekos Konstantinou (Αλέκος Κωνσταντίνου) who died at Spilia fight. The initiative for the memorial was taken by an ad hoc private committee. The funding was undertaken by Spilia Community Committee, the Spilia expatriates, private individuals, “Aris” local athletic union and the State. The unveiling took place on September 29th 1991.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), March 31, 1988, p. 3.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/7, document April 10, 1990.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2008.9, document June 6, 2008.

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Memorial to Mosfileri dead and missing

Μνημείο Πεσόντων και Αγνοουμένων Μοσφιλιού 1974 (3)n Μνημείο Πεσόντων και Αγνοουμένων Μοσφιλιού 1974 (6)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Mosfileri Agios Georgios church. Nicosia district

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 189 cm (+15 cm the steps) x 53 cm x 44 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial consists of Georgios Andronikou Michail’ (Γεώργιος Ανδρονίκου Μιχαήλ) bust and a commemorative stele. The initiative for the bust was taken by the family of the deceased and Mosfileri community. Next to it is situated a tall stele crowned with a flame. The flame is the sacred fire, the eternal flame. It is the symbol of the fragile and transient nature of life, but also reminiscent of the existence and the spirit of the deceased, and thus is associated with the heroic sacrifice. In Greek commemorative monuments, either in public places or in cemeteries, the flame or a torch are placed on pedestals or stele, on the tombs or on low platforms along with other symbols implicit of the identity and 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.

According to the inscription here, the stele is dedicated to “all the dead fighters who safeguarded the freedom of the village” and to the, listed as missing, Antonakis Dimitriou Georgiou (Αντωνάκης Δημητρίου Γεωργίου). His black and white photograph is placed under the inscription.

This style of black and white photographs became iconic of the Cypriot tragedy after the 1974 invasion, because of the Cypriot women and children holding them in their hands during their vigils and protests. Initially they were demanding the release of the prisoners kept in the occupied land and, later, the return of their remains.

The unveiling took place on June 26th 2005

Selected sources: 
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/4, document November 12, 2002.

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Andreas Patsalidis (Ανδρέας Πατσαλίδης) and Charalambos Pettemeridis (Χαράλαμπος Πεττεμερίδης) statues

               Andreas Patsalidisn Charalambos Pettemeridisn                                           Andreas Patsalidis               Charalambos Pettemeridis

Γενικός χώρος ανδριάντων (1)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Adjacent to Panayias church, Kannavia village. Nicosia district

Material: Brass 

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken in 1962 by an ad hoc private committee and SIMAE (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle). In 2009, SIMAE funded the conservation of the statues, necessary due to the gradual erosion over time.

Selected sources:
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.10, document May 12, 2008; Meetings Minutes May 7, 2009; June 11, 2009.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.11, documents May 12, 2009; October 27, 2009.

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Evagoras Pallikaridis (Ευαγόρας Παλληκαρίδης) statue

Ανδριάντας Ε. Παλληκαρίδη (4)n Ανδριάντας Ε. Παλληκαρίδη (7)ν

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Adjacent to Agioi Thrimithias village elementary school. Nicosia district

Material: Bronze (on a granite base)

Dimensions: Life size

Category: EOKA 1955-59, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Pallikaridis was the last Cypriot EOKA fighter to be executed by the British authorities. He was hanged at Nicosia central prison on March 14th 1957.

The initiative for the statue was taken in 1997 by Agioi Thrimithia community’s youth union and Agioi Thrimithia’s Community Committee. 

On the wall next to Pallikaridis statue a plaque commemorates the listed as missing Loizos Chatziprokopiou (X’’Προκοπίου). 

The unveiling took place on March 14, 1999. 

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Spyros Chatziyakoumis (Σπύρος Χ’’Γιακουμής) bust

Προτομή Σπύρου Χ''Γιακουμή (3)ν Προτομή Σπύρου Χ''Γιακουμή (5)ν

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: “Omonia” union premises, Agia Varvara. Nicosia district

Dimensions: 124 cm x 55 cm x 55~82 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken by the deceased’s family and “Hytri” Kythreas athletic union. The unveiling took place on October 16th 1994. 

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

Keywords:

Andreas Moditis (Ανδρέας Μοδίτης) and Kypros Petsas (Κύπρος Πέτσας) busts

Προτομές Αντρέα Μοδίτη και Κύπρου Πέτσα (1)ν Προτομές Αντρέα Μοδίτη και Κύπρου Πέτσα (4)ν Προτομές Αντρέα Μοδίτη και Κύπρου Πέτσα (6)ν

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Community Park, Agia Marina Xyliatou village. Nicosia district

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 159 cm x 63 cm x 42 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the busts was taken by Agia Marina Xyliatou expatriates and the unveiling took place during 1997.

Selected sources:
Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/16, Meeting Minutes October 13, 1997.

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Manos Loizos (Μάνος Λοΐζος) bust

Προτομή Μάνου Λοΐζου (5)n Προτομή Μάνου Λοΐζου_n

Προτομή Μάνου Λοΐζου (7)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Place: Agioi Vavatsinias village entrance. Larnaka district.

Dimensions: 196 cm x 64~75 cm x 64~75 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned by Agioi Vavatsinias community and the unveiling took place on October 7th 2001.

Manos Loizos, with Cypriot origins on the part of his father, was a renowned Greek composer. On the wall behind the bust are noted four verses that he orchestrated. They make part of a very popular political song of the 1970s in Greece: “The road had its’ own story to tell; somebody wrote it with paint on the wall; it was only one word, freedom; then it was said that kids wrote it” (Ο δρόμος είχε τη δική του ιστορία, κάποιοι την έγραψαν στον τοίχο με μπογιά. Ήταν μια λέξη μοναχά, ελευθερία, κι έπειτα είπαν πως την έγραψαν παιδιά). 

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Stelios Kiriakidis (Στέλιος Κυριακίδης) statue

Ανδριάντας Μαραθωνοδρόμου Στέλιου Κυριακίδη (3)n

Ανδριάντας Μαραθωνοδρόμου Στέλιου Κυριακίδη (14)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Statos-Agios Fotios square. Pafos district. 

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Stelios Kiriakidis was a sports champion. It appears from available documentation that the statue was commissioned in 2010.

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Memorial to the Nata dead and missing

 Προτομές Αρέστη Σεργίου και Χριστάκη Χριστοφίδη  (3)n Προτομές Αρέστη Σεργίου και Χριστάκη Χριστοφίδη  (4)n Προτομές Αρέστη Σεργίου και Χριστάκη Χριστοφίδη  (6)n Προτομές Αρέστη Σεργίου και Χριστάκη Χριστοφίδη  (7)n

Προτομές Αρέστη Σεργίου και Χριστάκη Χριστοφίδη  (5)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Nata community center. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 130 cm x 70 cm x 70 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to the dead Arestis Seryiou (Αρέστης Σεργίου) and Christakis Christofidis (Χριστάκης Χριστοφίδης), and to the listed as missing Roti Lefkios Kosta (Ροτή Λεύκιος Κώστα). It was commissioned by the Nata expatriates Association and the Nata Community. The cost was covered through private fundraising. The unveiling took place in 1992.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), February 29, 1992, p. 8.

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Charalambos Kalaitzis (Χαράλαμπος Καλαϊτζής) & Georgios Kleanthous (Γεώργιος Κλεάνθους) busts

Προτομές Γεώργιου Κλεάνθους και Χαράλαμπου Καλαϊτζή (4)n Προτομές Γεώργιου Κλεάνθους και Χαράλαμπου Καλαϊτζή (9)nΠροτομές Γεώργιου Κλεάνθους και Χαράλαμπου Καλαϊτζή (5)n Προτομές Γεώργιου Κλεάνθους και Χαράλαμπου Καλαϊτζή (7)n

Artists: Leonidas Spanos (for Charalambos Kalaitzis bust), Kypros Perdios (for Georgios Kleanthous bust)

Location: Panayia Evaghelistria church yard, Kathikas village. Pafos district.

Material: Granite, stone and marble

Dimensions: 145 cm x 39 cm x 39 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou 

Kalaitzis bust was commissioned by the Kathikas Community and the unveiling took place in 1990. Kalaitzis died during the EOKA 1955-59 struggle.

Kleanthous’ bust was commissioned by Kleanthous’ family and the unveiling took place in 1990. Kleanthous died during the Turkish invasion in 1974.

Selected sources:
Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 29, 1990, p. 3. 

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Kyriakos (Κυριάκος) and Sotiris (Σωτήρης) Papalazarou (Παπαλαζάρου) busts

Προτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (4)n Προτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (7)n Προτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (8)nΠροτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (5)n Προτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (19)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Cholertia Agios Panteleimonas church yard. Pafos district. 

Dimensions: 161 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion, Political assassinations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Kyriakos Papalazarou was murdered in July 1973 by EOKA B’ supporters, and Sotiris Papalazarou was killed during the Turkish invasion in July 1974. Τhe memorial was commissioned by the United Democratic Youth Organization (EDON / ΕΔΟΝ, Ενιαία Δημοκρατική Οργάνωση Νεολαίας) and the unveiling took place on July 23th 1995.

Selected sources:
Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 19, 1995, p. 4.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/13, document October 4, 1995.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/16, Meeting Minutes February 12 & 19, 1998.

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Leonidas Papakostas (Λεωνίδας Παπακώστας) bust

 

Προτομή Παπακώστα Λεωνίδα (24)n Προτομή Παπακώστα Λεωνίδα (15)n

 Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Chlorakas Agios Georgios church yard. Pafos district. 

Dimensions: 167 cm x 40 cm x 30 cm

CategoryEOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The unveiling of the memorial took place on June 5th 2011. On a nearby commemorative plaque is quoted a note of General Georgios Grivas, dated August1971: “I remember him the night of my disembarking at Chlorakas coast. During my short stay there he was overwhelmed with joy with my call to arms”.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/11, Meeting Minutes June 28, 1993.

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Andreas Georgiou (Ανδρέας Γεωργίου) statue

Ανδρέας Γεωργίου (4)n Ανδρέας Γεωργίου (8)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Agia Marina church yard, Anarita. Pafos district.

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 2.10 meters high (+ 60 cm the pedestal) 

CategoryEOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The statue is placed in the same spot where a cenotaph along with a commemorative stele for the hero preexisted. Because of lack of space in the church yard, the older commemorative parts were moved and repositioned at the village cemetery. The statue was commissioned by SIMAE (Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), by the family, the local church and the Anarita community. The unveiling took place on October 26, 2008.

Selected sources: 

~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments Committee), 14.3.01/9, Meeting Minutes March 17, 2003.
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments Committee), 14.3.01/14, document August 2, 2008.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.94.7 vol. 7, documents: December 15, 2004; July 5, 2006; July 31, 2006; September 15, 2006; Meetings Minutes March 17, 2005; March 30, 2004; September 14, 2008.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle) 17.2008.9, document June 2008; Meetings Minutes April 10, 2008; September 14, 2006.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle) 17.2009.10, document October 9, 2008.

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Iakovos A. Iakovidis (Ιάκωβος Α. Ιακωβίδης) bust

Ιάκωβος Ιακωβίδης (2)n

Ιάκωβος Ιακωβίδης (4)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Pafos’ Municipality Park. Pafos district. 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 155 cm x 50 cm x 40 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Iakovos Iakovidis was a politician. The memorial was commissioned by the Pafos Municipality in the 1990s. 

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Pavlos Pavlidis (Παύλος Παυλίδης) bust

Λοΐζου και Πασχαλίδης (2)n Παύλος Παυλίδης (3)n

Παύλος Παυλίδης (1)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Nikolaidio high school, Georgios Griva Digenis Avenue, Pafos Municipality. Pafos district.

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 158 cm x 56 cm x 46 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Pavlidis was a renowned educator. The construction of the bust was an initiative of the committee for the celebrations of 100 years of the Pafos Greek high school; Makarios III Pafos lyceum; and Pafos high school 1964 graduates. According to the call for the competition in 2006, only Cypriot artists were eligible to submit their proposals. The unveiling took place on March 4th 2007.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee), 14.3.01/11, documents November 5, 2004; January 31, 2006; December 11, 2006.

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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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Fotis Pittas (Φώτης Πίττας) statue

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Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Frenaros lyceum. Ammochostos district. 

Category: EOKA 1955-59 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Frenaros lyceum parents’ union and the Fotis Pittas’ Kokkinochoria lyceum school committee. It was funded mainly by SIMAE (Board of the Historical Memory of the EOKA Struggle 1955-59). The statue was delivered in 2006 and the unveiling of the monument took place in 2007. 

Selected sources
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.94.7 vol. 7, documents December 22, 2005; January 23, 2006; May 25, 2006; June 20, 2006; Meeting Minutes January 12, 2006.

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Nikos M. Psaras (Νίκος Μ. Ψαρράς) bust

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Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location:  21st Paralimni Marine Scouts Association premises. Ammochostos district.

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 128 cm x 68 cm x 48 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The construction of the bust was commissioned by the 21st Paralimni Marine Scouts Association. The unveiling of the monument took place in 1995.

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Christakis Pieri Christou (Χριστάκης Πιερή Χρίστου) bust

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Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Medieval monastery square, Agia Napa. Ammochostos district.

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 154 cm x 53 cm x 42 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The commission of the bust was assigned to the sculptor by the Agia Napa Municipality. It was concluded in 2011 and the unveiling took place on July 24 of the same year.

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Yiannakis A. Pappoulis (Γιαννάκης Α. Παππουλής) bust

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 Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Medieval monastery square, Agia Napa. Ammochostos district. 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 135 cm x 54 cm x 43 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Institution: Agia Napa municipality. 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The unveiling of the monument took place on August 25th 1991.

Selected sources:
~Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), August 24, 1991, p.10.

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