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The Malta & Gozo History & Culture Brochure 2010

The Malta & Gozo History & Culture Brochure 2010

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A short trip to a long history
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A 7,000 year history
The first settlers of the Maltese Islands arrived around 5,000 BC. Over time, a great civilization developed, producing incredible feats of architecture, such as the megalithic temples of Ħagar Qim and Ġgantija and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum. Around 870 BC our islands were colonised by the Phoenicians, probably the greatest traders and seafarers of their time. Malta later came under the control of Carthage and eventually
A short trip to a long history
www.visitmalta.com

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A 7,000 year history
The first settlers of the Maltese Islands arrived around 5,000 BC. Over time, a great civilization developed, producing incredible feats of architecture, such as the megalithic temples of Ħagar Qim and Ġgantija and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum. Around 870 BC our islands were colonised by the Phoenicians, probably the greatest traders and seafarers of their time. Malta later came under the control of Carthage and eventually

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Published by: VisitMalta on Jul 21, 2010
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The first settlers of the Maltese Islands arrived around 5,000 BC. Over time, a great civilizationdeveloped, producing incredible feats of architecture, such as the megalithic temples of Ħagar Qimand Ġgantija and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum.Around 870 BC our islands were colonised by the Phoenicians, probably the greatest traders andseafarers of their time. Malta later came under the control of Carthage and eventually became partof the Roman Empire, during which period the islands flourished.The Acts of the Apostles tell us that it was during this period, in 60 AD, that St Paul was shipwreckedon the shores of Malta, and went on to convert the Maltese to Christianity.
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