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Kalkara

Kalkara, whose name and motto are derived from its lime deposits (‘kalkara tal-ġir’, means ‘lime kiln’), started out as a small fishing hamlet and a resort area. Situated in the eastern part of Malta,...

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Maltese Stone Crosses

The symbol of the cross has a very special and characteristic meaning in Malta. The George Cross, which bears witness to the heroism and devotion of the Maltese, is to be found on the...

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Perilous Poltergeists

In this article, I am going to discuss the presence of malevolent forces i.e. ghosts that intend to frighten the occupants, in Maltese homes. For those of you who are sceptics like I used...

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The Town of Pietà-Gwardamangia

The small town of tal-Pietà occupies the coastal stretch between Floriana and Msida in the central region of Malta, just on the outskirts of the capital city of Valletta. Pietà, sometimes written Pjetà, has...

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The Maltese Wall Lizard

The Maltese wall lizard, or ‘Gremxula ta’ Malta’, is a small lizard with a slender body, a scaled head and a large abdomen, and is endemic to the Maltese islands and to the Pelagian...

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Floriana

Floriana, also known as Borgo Vilhena, so named after the Grandmaster of the Knights of Saint John who was responsible for its construction, is a fortified town just outside the capital city of Valletta....