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During early Christianity, many underground shelters (catacombs) were built. The most famous catacombs are the Catacombs of Saint Solomon - these are passages carved into the stone mass. A large pistachio tree stands at the entrance to the catacombs. It is believed that if you tie a ribbon, handkerchief or any piece of cloth to a tree, then in a year a person is healed of all diseases.
According to the Old Testament, seven sons of Saint Solomon were executed for observing the Christian faith, and she, reading prayers, died over their bodies. The bodies of eight Christians were buried in a cave, which began to be called the"cave of seven sleeping" - according to the number of sons.
In the 9th-12th centuries, the Church of St. Solomon was built in the cave, but it has not survived to this day. Although in the catacombs you can see a chapel decorated with frescoes. There are also inscriptions on the walls, some of which date back to the 13th century and were left by the Crusaders.
The Cave of Saint Solomon is well lit. If you enter the catacombs through the side passage, you can get into narrow gloomy passages. At the lower level of the catacombs there is an ancient well, from which a small stream of water is now beating, which, according to the given, heals eye diseases.
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Topic: Catacombs of Saint Solomon in Cyprus, Paphos resort.