Famagusta, Αμμόχωστος, Gazimağusa

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Hacer Basarir, a doctoral student supervised by Eamonn Canniffe, presented a paper at the recent INTBAU conference in Venice. The paper, entitled ”Reflections of change at the crossroads of different cultures: a 700 year old building – St. Nicholas Cathedral (Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque) – Northern Cyprus”, will be published in the conference proceedings later this year. An element of Hacer’s wider research, the paper discusses the French gothic cathedral constructed under the Lusignan dynasty and its conversion into a mosque when the Ottomans occupied Cyprus. The building presents some provocative juxtapositions of cathedral portal and minaret, gothic tracery and islamic screens.

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