Monthly Archives: January 2014

Islands of Malta: Exploring the Archipelago

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After Napoleon takes possession of the Maltese islands from the Knights, Nelson and his fleet move in and blockade the French garrison. Today the … Continue reading

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Islands of Malta: World War Two

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The Islands of Malta were once again pivotal in the domination of the Mediterranean during World Wars 1 & 2. For their incredible resistance … Continue reading

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Islands of Malta: The City of Valletta

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After the Great Siege, the Knights build Valletta, a new and impregnable city on the Rocky peninsula known as Mount Scebberas; a city that … Continue reading

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Islands of Malta: The Great Siege of 1565

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The Knights of St. John settle into their new home on Malta, fortify the cities and build their pilgrim hospitals and Auberges for the … Continue reading

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Islands of Malta: Home for a Knight

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Malta becomes a thorn in the side of Charles V of Aragon as Barbarians ransack the islands and enslave the population. The early history … Continue reading

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Malta: Mdina – The Medieval Walled City

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When Malta falls into Arab hands the island economy is transformed with irrigation systems, new crops and terraced farming. The old capital city of … Continue reading

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Islands of Malta: St. Paul and the Romans

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Caught up in the struggle for domination of the Mediterranean, Malta enjoys a relatively peaceful period of Roman rule, notable primarily for the unexpected … Continue reading

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Islands of Malta: The Eye of Osiris

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Evidence of the Phoenician traders who roamed the Mediterranean is found in the harbours of Malta and in the work of the glass artisans … Continue reading

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Islands of Malta: The Temple Culture

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Descendants of cave dwellers live in isolation on the Islands of Malta and develop prehistoric stone temples and complex megalithic structures older than the … Continue reading

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Islands of Malta: Prehistoric Discoveries

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“The Caves of Darkness”, discovered by an amateur archaeologist reveal evidence of pigmy elephants and stoneage man supporting beliefs that the Maltese archipelago was … Continue reading

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