Monthly Archive
for: ‘February, 2018’

Memorial plaque dedicated to John Noel Poingdestre lost on HMS Southwold presented to Malta Maritime Museum

A brass memorial plaque dedicated to John Noel Poingdestre and four other crew members who died on HMS Southwold on 24 March 1942, was presented to the Malta Maritime Museum in Birgu, by Nigel Poingdestre-Eyres. Mr Nigel Poingdestre-Eyres, John’s cousin, presented the plaque to Heritage Malta’s Chief Operating Officer Kenneth Gambin and to the Senior […]

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Explore Tarxien Temples for free (Sunday 25th February)

The Tarxien Temples site is one of the largest and most complex of the prehistoric sites on the islands. Although three temples are clearly recognisable, did you know that the Tarxien Temples consist of a complex of four megalithic structures? Heritage Malta will open this UNESCO World Heritage Site for free on Sunday 25th February. […]

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Rabbit meat in another historic cookalong session at the Inquisitor’s Palace

Should anyone ask Maltese people to draw a list of traditional food, rabbit will surely score high. Rabbit recipes feature in practically all Maltese cookery books, including Ctieb tal Cchina –  published in  1894  and considered by many as the first printed recipe book in Maltese. Yet rabbit meat was popular much earlier than this. […]

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Four masterpieces from MUŻA on display in Potenza

Four masterpieces from MUŻA-Mużew Nazzjonali tal-Arti are featuring prominently in another major exhibition in Italy, called Maestri d’Olanda e di Fiandra nei mari del sud – La pittura Olandese e Fiamminga nelle collezioni di Giuseppe Bellanti, Giovanni Messina e Camillo d’Errico. The four masterpieces from the national collection on display in Palazzo d’Errico, Potenza, are […]

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Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Temples open for FREE on Saturday 10th February

Heritage Malta is opening for free Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temples, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, on 10th February, a public holiday. During the open day two guided tours will be held at 11.00hrs and 14.00hrs. Apart from viewing the temples and their environs, visitors will also have the opportunity to visit the adjacent interactive visitor […]

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Roman Malta Heritage Trail

During the Roman rule of Malta for over 600 years, the island saw a period of prosperity that is also reflected in the archaeological record.  The Roman Malta heritage trail will offer participants the possibility to explore three sites outlining the effects that Roman culture had on this island. Participants will get a glimpse at […]

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