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Re: Turkish Cypriot and Arabic graffiti on Christian buildin

Postby kurupetos » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:22 pm

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samarkeolog wrote:Sorry, I can't get on here often, or stay long, but I don't have internet access at home.

I hope everyone I used to be in contact with is still busy making a scene somewhere or other between Green Lanes and the Green Line.

During my fieldwork, I found some of the DMP's 'yeter' graffiti on a church wall in Lapithos/Lapta. But, I also found other open hand graffiti, which I thought might be a protective Hand of Fatima on a cemetery wall in Lefkoniko/Geçitkale. Does anyone know?

Also, there are some Arabic inscriptions in Palea Enklistra. They're quite damaged, but I thought there was a very slight chance someone might have some idea of what they said.

Cheers, geia sas, sağ olun!


On a church building, in Arabic it ha the word for GOD/ALLAH and then PALESTINE. On the one with the star of david is the name of the graffitti artist. Not totally legible, but begins with 'Muhammed' then a surname. Defo not TC. The hand could be an emblem of some party, but not so sure. If the fingers were wide spread, it would be an offensive gesture, but these do look like the hand of Fatima.

Nice to see you back in circulation Samarkeolog. :D

It's the work of Arab-speaking TCs, like you. Is it you? :evil:
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Re: Turkish Cypriot and Arabic graffiti on Christian buildin

Postby denizaksulu » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:33 pm

kurupetos wrote:
denizaksulu wrote:
samarkeolog wrote:Sorry, I can't get on here often, or stay long, but I don't have internet access at home.

I hope everyone I used to be in contact with is still busy making a scene somewhere or other between Green Lanes and the Green Line.

During my fieldwork, I found some of the DMP's 'yeter' graffiti on a church wall in Lapithos/Lapta. But, I also found other open hand graffiti, which I thought might be a protective Hand of Fatima on a cemetery wall in Lefkoniko/Geçitkale. Does anyone know?

Also, there are some Arabic inscriptions in Palea Enklistra. They're quite damaged, but I thought there was a very slight chance someone might have some idea of what they said.
Cheers, geia sas, sağ olun!


On a church building, in Arabic it ha the word for GOD/ALLAH and then PALESTINE. On the one with the star of david is the name of the graffitti artist. Not totally legible, but begins with 'Muhammed' then a surname. Defo not TC. The hand could be an emblem of some party, but not so sure. If the fingers were wide spread, it would be an offensive gesture, but these do look like the hand of Fatima.

Nice to see you back in circulation Samarkeolog. :D

It's the work of Arab-speaking TCs, like you. Is it you? :evil:


OMG!! My cover is blown. :oops:
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Re: Turkish Cypriot and Arabic graffiti on Christian buildin

Postby kurupetos » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:03 pm

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kurupetos wrote:
denizaksulu wrote:
samarkeolog wrote:Sorry, I can't get on here often, or stay long, but I don't have internet access at home.

I hope everyone I used to be in contact with is still busy making a scene somewhere or other between Green Lanes and the Green Line.

During my fieldwork, I found some of the DMP's 'yeter' graffiti on a church wall in Lapithos/Lapta. But, I also found other open hand graffiti, which I thought might be a protective Hand of Fatima on a cemetery wall in Lefkoniko/Geçitkale. Does anyone know?

Also, there are some Arabic inscriptions in Palea Enklistra. They're quite damaged, but I thought there was a very slight chance someone might have some idea of what they said.
Cheers, geia sas, sağ olun!


On a church building, in Arabic it ha the word for GOD/ALLAH and then PALESTINE. On the one with the star of david is the name of the graffitti artist. Not totally legible, but begins with 'Muhammed' then a surname. Defo not TC. The hand could be an emblem of some party, but not so sure. If the fingers were wide spread, it would be an offensive gesture, but these do look like the hand of Fatima.

Nice to see you back in circulation Samarkeolog. :D

It's the work of Arab-speaking TCs, like you. Is it you? :evil:


OMG!! My cover is blown. :oops:

I knew it! :twisted: I notified the RoC authorities and you are now placed in the stop list. Upon your next visit to Cyprus you will be arrested. :wink:
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Re: Turkish Cypriot and Arabic graffiti on Christian buildin

Postby denizaksulu » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:15 pm

kurupetos wrote:
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kurupetos wrote:
denizaksulu wrote:
samarkeolog wrote:Sorry, I can't get on here often, or stay long, but I don't have internet access at home.

I hope everyone I used to be in contact with is still busy making a scene somewhere or other between Green Lanes and the Green Line.

During my fieldwork, I found some of the DMP's 'yeter' graffiti on a church wall in Lapithos/Lapta. But, I also found other open hand graffiti, which I thought might be a protective Hand of Fatima on a cemetery wall in Lefkoniko/Geçitkale. Does anyone know?

Also, there are some Arabic inscriptions in Palea Enklistra. They're quite damaged, but I thought there was a very slight chance someone might have some idea of what they said.
Cheers, geia sas, sağ olun!


On a church building, in Arabic it ha the word for GOD/ALLAH and then PALESTINE. On the one with the star of david is the name of the graffitti artist. Not totally legible, but begins with 'Muhammed' then a surname. Defo not TC. The hand could be an emblem of some party, but not so sure. If the fingers were wide spread, it would be an offensive gesture, but these do look like the hand of Fatima.

Nice to see you back in circulation Samarkeolog. :D

It's the work of Arab-speaking TCs, like you. Is it you? :evil:



OMG!! My cover is blown. :oops:

I knew it! :twisted: I notified the RoC authorities and you are now placed in the stop list. Upon your next visit to Cyprus you will be arrested. :wink:


My taxes are paid. What about you?
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Re: Turkish Cypriot and Arabic graffiti on Christian buildin

Postby kurupetos » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:35 pm

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My taxes are paid. What about you?

Now you'll have to pay for your crimes. :twisted:
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Re: Turkish Cypriot and Arabic graffiti on Christian buildin

Postby denizaksulu » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:32 pm

kurupetos wrote:
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My taxes are paid. What about you?

Now you'll have to pay for your crimes. :twisted:


Please elaborate or be inventive. :D
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Re: Turkish Cypriot and Arabic graffiti on Christian buildin

Postby kurupetos » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:04 pm

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kurupetos wrote:
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My taxes are paid. What about you?

Now you'll have to pay for your crimes. :twisted:


Please elaborate or be inventive. :D

No, I refuse! 8)
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Re: Turkish Cypriot and Arabic graffiti on Christian buildin

Postby denizaksulu » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:31 pm

You refuse? You are off topic. Period.
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Re: Turkish Cypriot and Arabic graffiti on Christian buildin

Postby kurupetos » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:18 pm

denizaksulu wrote:You refuse? You are off topic. Period.

I'm the CF king. I am the topic! 8)
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Re: Turkish Cypriot and Arabic graffiti on Christian buildin

Postby samarkeolog » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:51 pm

denizaksulu wrote:
samarkeolog wrote:Sorry, I can't get on here often, or stay long, but I don't have internet access at home.

I hope everyone I used to be in contact with is still busy making a scene somewhere or other between Green Lanes and the Green Line.

During my fieldwork, I found some of the DMP's 'yeter' graffiti on a church wall in Lapithos/Lapta. But, I also found other open hand graffiti, which I thought might be a protective Hand of Fatima on a cemetery wall in Lefkoniko/Geçitkale. Does anyone know?

Also, there are some Arabic inscriptions in Palea Enklistra. They're quite damaged, but I thought there was a very slight chance someone might have some idea of what they said.
Cheers, geia sas, sağ olun!


On a church building, in Arabic it ha the word for GOD/ALLAH and then PALESTINE. On the one with the star of david is the name of the graffitti artist. Not totally legible, but begins with 'Muhammed' then a surname. Defo not TC. The hand could be an emblem of some party, but not so sure. If the fingers were wide spread, it would be an offensive gesture, but these do look like the hand of Fatima.

Nice to see you back in circulation Samarkeolog. :D


Nice to be back amca.

Thanks, that's really interesting. I'll update the blog. I'd love to know whether it was 'aggressive' graffiti or 'devotional' graffiti (like the ships and other carvings).

I mean, if Muhammed had wanted to desecrate a Christian image, he could have written his name over the face of the saint; but he chose to write it inside the Star of David, 'in' the saint's hand.
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