National Geographic : 1952 May
© National Geographic Society + British Paratroops Occupied the Castle During the Iranian Oil Crisis Richard the Lionheart seized Cyprus during the Third Crusade to save his fiancee, Berengaria, from threat ened capture. Wed to Richard, she became Queen of England. In 1878 the island again passed into Brit ish hands; now it is a Crown Colony. Kodachrnles by Jean and Franc Shor + Scottish Pipes Skirl on a Rampart Built for Knights in Mail Stones for Kyrenia's modern quay and sea wall came from quarries worked since ancient times. This spec tacular coast, with its olive and orange groves sloping down to the sea, reminds travelers of certain settings on the Italian Riviera.