National Geographic : 1928 Jul
ONLY MEMORIES REMAIN OF THE ONCE PROUD "EMPORIUM OF THE EAST" Famagusta's harbor, the best in Cyprus, was not always so placid. In the extravagant, luxurious days ofthe Lusignans, merchants and pilgrims, scholars and soldiers, flocked here. Its citizens were so rich that one of them at the betrothal of his daughter gave her aheaddress thejewels of which were valued as "more precious than all the ornaments of the Queen of France." In the background the Sea Gate (see page 9)juts out from the wall. Othello's Tower (see page 5) closes the near view, with the Karpas Peninsula in the distance.