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The Maltese Natural Environment – Does it have a future?

On Friday 18th January, the National Museum of Natural History in Mdina will be launching a series of informal public meetings presenting various themes related to Malta’s natural environment. These meetings will be focusing on the biological diversity of the Maltese Islands and on the conservation issues which are constantly affecting our archipelago. Over the […]

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Archaeology, archaeogenetics and identity: genetic research within the Maltese context

Throughout history, one of the deepest mysteries of the human experience was the question of identity. By studying the material remains of past societies and their environment, the discipline of archaeology has helped to shed light on identity, be it national, ethnic or otherwise. One of the most recent developments in archaeology – archaeogenetics – […]

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Open Day at the National Museum of Archaeology

On Sunday 23rd December, the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta, will be open on free admission. The museum exhibits a spectacular range of artefacts dating back to Malta’s Neolithic period (5,200 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (400 BC). Highlights include the ‘Sleeping Lady’ (discovered in Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum), the ‘Venus of Malta’ (from […]

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Watch a 5,600-year-old stone calendar announcing the arrival of winter

Knowing the time of the year was vital for the Temple Period inhabitants of the island in order to conduct specific agricultural and animal husbandry activities. This might have been the reason why they decided to mark the changing seasons in the Mnajdra South Temple by means of a solar calendar, which incorporates the entrance […]

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Museums & sites closing hours – 21.12.2018

Please note that all museums and sites will close at noon (last admission at 11.30am) on Friday 21st December 2018.  

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UCL students conducting a study on the Chapel of Nativity in Fort St Angelo

According to a collaboration agreement between Heritage Malta and the University College London (UCL), a group of students from the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, have presented a preliminary study about the Chapel of Nativity in Fort St Angelo. The aim of this study is to conduct a risk assessment about the conditions which will […]

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George Large iconic artwork donated to the Malta Maritime Museum

The extensive collection of the Malta Maritime Museum in Birgu has been enhanced even further with the donation of a painting by renowned British artist George Large. In 1984, Large set up his first solo exhibition in Malta at the National Museum of Archaeology. Now that he is retiring with his wife in England, Large […]

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Open Day at MUŻA

Following its official inauguration on 10th November, MUŻA successfully hosted the international conference of the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) and a series of events from the Mahalla Festival held for the first time in Malta. On Saturday, 15th December, Heritage Malta is inviting the general public to visit this new art museum for […]

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Discover Antarctica’s unique wild side

Antarctica is Earth’s coldest and driest continent, and has the highest average elevation. It is also the southernmost continent. As visits are restricted, expensive and difficult, Antarctica is the only continent to be largely untouched by humans; the population consisting of a few thousand scientists. Unlike the Arctic in the north, there is dry land below […]

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Heritage Trail – Żurrieq walk

— EVENT CANCELLED —  Żurrieq was inhabited since the Bronze Age by a relatively large population. Today, this village offers a number of interesting sites which date to different periods. On Saturday, 15th December, Heritage Malta is inviting the general public to a guided walk around Żurrieq to discover some of these intriguing locations. This […]

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