Monthly Archive
for: ‘October, 2018’

Shedding light on Medieval Malta

For several years, the medieval past of the Maltese Islands has suffered from a lacuna of information. This was primarily due to the scanty historical documentation available about that era. Archaeological investigations which cover this period are now filling in the gaps, thereby contributing to further knowledge. The new exhibition by Heritage Malta Core and […]

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Experience an unusual night on All Souls’ Day

Are you brave enough to sleep in a 17th century prison cell at the Inquisitor’s Palace in Birgu, right on All Souls’ Day? Heritage Malta is providing you with this opportunity next Friday, 2 November, during a rememberance event of popular traditions related to death, souls and life after death. If you are less adventurous, […]

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A day dedicated to Romans and their honey at San Pawl Milqi

On Sunday, 28th October, Heritage Malta is inviting the public to enjoy the various activities which are being organized at the archaeological site of San Pawl Milqi in Burmarrad. Most of the activities will focus on the production, use, and consumption of honey during Roman times, and the role of beekeeping. Throughout the day, a […]

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Heritage Malta’s Phoenician, Roman, and Medieval sites: a backstage preview

Heritage Malta’s Phoenician, Roman, and Medieval sites’ department is one of the largest within the Agency. Its principle goals aim to maintain the sites entrusted to it, make them accessible to patrons, and preserve them for future generations. But what work goes on behind the scenes to make this possible? Senior Curator, David Cardona will […]

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Heritage Malta provides training to Macedonian experts

A senior conservator of icons and a scientist from the National Conservation Centre in Skopje, Macedonia, have approached Heritage Malta for support in the analysis of an icon from their collection. They were also interested to receive a brief introduction about the set up of Heritage Malta’s Diagnostic Science Laboratories (DSL). In recent years, DSL’s […]

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Middle Sea Race from Fort St Elmo

On Saturday 20th October, Heritage Malta is inviting the public to enjoy a twofold experience at Fort St Elmo in Valletta. Participants can take advantage of the remarkable dominating position of the fort’s bastions to view the Middle Sea Race which will start off from the historical Grand Harbour in Valletta. Moreover, they can benefit […]

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Free entry to monumental Ġgantija Temples

Next Sunday, 14th October, Heritage Malta is inviting the public to visit the Ġgantija Temples in Xagħra, Gozo, free of charge. These prehistoric temples are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and are considered as some of the oldest free standing monuments in the world, preceding Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Legend says that […]

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Reduced combined admission for Birgu Heritage Malta sites during Birgufest

From Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October, during the Birgufest celebrations, Heritage Malta will be offering a reduced combined admission fee to the public to visit the Inquisitor’s Palace, the Malta Maritime Museum, and Fort St Angelo. On Friday 12th October, a combined ticket for the price of €2 will provide access to the Inquisitor’s […]

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Dark tales at Fort St Angelo for the curious and the brave

On Friday, 12th October, Heritage Malta will be opening Fort St Angelo’s doors while the night is creeping in. Two animated tours, based on tales of mystery and the supernatural relating to this historical fort, will take visitors on a spooky journey which will reveal the notorious dark past of this place. Targeted for the […]

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Last opportunity on Sunday to visit two Heritage Malta exhibitions

Sunday, 7th October, will mark the last day for two of the latest Heritage Malta exhibitions. The public is invited to take the opportunity to explore these exhibitions which cover different themes but are both located in Valletta. Entrance to both exhibitions is free of charge. The exhibition ‘Etruscan Urns in the National Collection’ is […]

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