About 5000 B.C. a mighty host of progressive Mesopotamians moved out of the Euphrates valley and settled upon the island of Cyprus; this civilization was wiped out about 3000 B.C. subsequently by the barbarian hordes from the north.  In Cyprus, Jesus had a long conversation with his student Ganid about the mind.  Thomas preached in Cyprus. 
See also: UB 130:0.3.