National Geographic : 1928 Jul
UNSPOILED CYPRUS HERE OTHELLO SLEW HIS GENTLE DESDEMONA The citadel of Famagusta is popularly known as Othello's Tower, but not until after the British occupied Cyprus was it associated with Shakespeare's tragedy. In the Middle Ages the citadel and its protecting moat formed the port's principal defense. On this corner of it Venice left another of her lion symbols (see, also, page 9). PROVIDERS OF MILK, CHEESE, MEAT, AND LEATHER These white goats live inside the walls of Famagusta. They cost little to buy and nothing to feed, but their vagabond habits of wandering about unrestricted and foraging on young shoots of trees and seedlings are responsible for much of the destruction of the fine forests for which Cyprus was noted in olden times.