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Saint Barnabas Mausoleum, Famagusta, Cyprus | Cyprus - Northeast (IMG_2983.jpg)

Saint Barnabas Mausoleum, Famagusta, Cyprus

During a second visit to he island in 75AD, Barnabas was arrested and imprisoned in a Salamis synagogue. The same night, a mob of Syrians stoned him to death. His remains were wrapped in a sheet and hidden in some marshland, prior to being disposed at sea. However, John Mark and some converted slaves from the local temple retrieved Barnabas' remains. They secretly buried them in a tomb beneath a carob tree to the west of Salamis. John Mark placed a copy of Mathew's Gospel on his cousin's chest.
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