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Gate of Fortified Wall in Mdina, Malta

Malta has many fortified walls around towns and cities.  An impressive one is in Mdina.  Malta is the only European country and only Roman Catholic country where the language is Semitic (related to Arabic and Hebrew).  The language took hold when Arabic speakers colonized the island starting in 870 AD

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Malta Neolithic Art

Around 5,500 years ago (before the Egyptian pyramids) Neolithic people inhabited Malta. Not much is known for them except the temple ruins and artwork they left behind, such as this figure from the Ġgantija (Giantess) Temple on the island of Gozo. Interestingly the head is removable for a replacement.  This

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Napoleon Movie Filming in Malta

Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby are now shooting in Malta on Ridley Scott’s film “Kitbag,” about Napoleon’s rise to power.  The pictured frigate was built to represent a generic warship, with her design mainly inspired by the 1741 HMS Blandford. Scott previously used Malta as a location for “White Squall”

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The organ at St. Teresa Sanctuary Malta

St. Teresa Sanctuary in the Monastery of Discalced Carmelite Order in Malta.  The organist recently replaced a very old wooden keyboard and many of the organ pipes. He gave an example of how certain keys make certain notes similar to musical instruments. https://youtube.com/shorts/-7Gv_J6BXd8?feature=share

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Malta Neolithic Art

Around 5,500 years ago (before the Egyptian pyramids) Neolithic people inhabited Malta. Not much is known for them except the temple ruins and artwork they

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