Posted by Gertrude on May 25, 2002 at 20:01:59:
In Reply to: Re: what about the influence of the franks/venetians on the islands? posted by Maniates on May 25, 2002 at 11:21:28:
Maniatis! You sound very similar in looks to my grandfather. heh
Anyway my point is this:
1.200,000 Franks settled in Cyprus and more or less mixed with locals.
2.Most of them found themselves within the Venetian walls of Nicosia when the Ottomans invaded.
3.Most (but definitely not all) coastal Cypriots are dark in complexion.
4.There is no proof that the Dorians ever reached Cyprus.
5.My features are what i'd consider very western (slim, straight nose, thin lips although not very tall-around 1.72)
Based on the above isn't it more logical that I derive my looks from the Germanic Franks as opposed to an ancient race of Greeks?
of course i'm Greek through and through and very proud!!
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