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The front of St Katherine's Church (Now a mosque). Famagosta [i.e. Famagusta], 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3018B/22

Scope and Contents

179 x 119 mm. Autotype. A view showing the west front of St Nicholas' Cathedral (Thomson's use of the name St Katherine for the church has not been found elsewhere, and he may be confusing the Church with St Katherine's, Nicosia, also turned into a mosque): 'The tower on the left is Turkish, and tells us at once that the splendid old cathedral pile has been transformed into a mosque; a motley range of modern hovels have also grown up under the shadow of the church. On the left, for example, stands one of the most imposing specimens of the present architecture of the place. It is a café, propped upon an old Gothic porch and adorned with a flagstaff' (Thomson 1879, vol.2, p.48).


  • 1878

Conditions Governing Access

The volume is located at: RCS.Cob.18.122.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.



Finding aid date

2003-04-30 16:39:59+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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