Maratha, Cyprus

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Maratha
Μαράθα (Greek) Muratağa (Turkish)
Maratha is located in Cyprus
Maratha
Maratha
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°12′42″N 33°46′34″E / 35.21167°N 33.77611°E / 35.21167; 33.77611Coordinates: 35°12′42″N 33°46′34″E / 35.21167°N 33.77611°E / 35.21167; 33.77611
Country De jure  Cyprus
De facto  Northern Cyprus
District De jure Famagusta District
De facto Gazimağusa District
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Maratha (Greek: Μαράθα, Turkish: Muratağa) is a small village located in the Famagusta District of Cyprus, 7 km south of Lefkoniko.

In 1974 a mass-grave containing the bodies of more than 80 murdered Turkish-Cypriots men, women and children was found here. These were the people who were massacred by the EOKA-B in the Maratha, Santalaris and Aloda massacre during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.[1]

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  1. ^ Paul Sant Cassia, Bodies of Evidence: Burial, Memory, and the Recovery of Missing Persons in Cyprus, Berghahn Books, 2007, ISBN 978-1-84545-228-5, p. 237.