Country File: Malta

Today we’re skipping just south of Italy to take a look at one of the smaller island states of the world, that has been a strategic strongpoint for control of the Mediterranean region since time immemorial — in the literal sense, the prehistoric megaliths to be found there are too old to be reliably dated, but whoever built those was succeeded by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Greeks, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, Knights of St. John, French, and British: the Repubblika ta’ Malta, commonly known as Malta!

Malta joined UNESCO on 10 February 1965, making it a real country by‘s standard, and it has 3 inscribed and 7 tentative World Heritage Sites:

City of Valletta
Megalithic Temples of Malta
Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum

Cittadella (Victoria – Gozo)
Coastal Cliffs
Knights’ Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta
Maltese Catacomb Complexes
Mdina (Citta’ Vecchia)
Victoria Lines Fortifications

TCC and MTP count Malta as one place.


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