Aqra u Agħti l-Kulur

Il-Bibien tal-Ibliet u l-Fortizzi

The 268-year stay of the Knights of St John (1530-1798) had a dramatic and lasting effect on the Maltese Islands, in particular the architectural heritage. Besides crafting an impressive list of palatial and religious compounds, they left no stone unturned to defend the Islands from Ottoman hostilities. Indeed, they invested huge amounts of resources to defend the main settlement areas with impregnable lines of fortifications. These include the seven walled towns (Valletta, Floriana, Vittoriosa, Senglea, Cospicua, Mdina and the Gozo Citadel), and five bold fortresses (Fort St Angelo, Fort St Elmo, Fort Ricasoli, Fort Manoel and Fort Chambray).

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RELEASE THE KNIGHT WITHIN YOU ...

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Participants are being provided with a set of patterns to create an armour (breast & black plates + pauldrons) very much similar to the ones worn by the Knights of St John and their troops during the 16th and 17th centuries.  Patterns for ancillary shields and swords are also being made available. Unleash your imagination to make your own cuirass ….

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THE PORTAL

4 Issues (Maltese & English) – Maltese Language from Establishment of First Standard Alphabet to Acknowledgement as Official EU Language

This year marks the first century from the establishment of the Akkademja tal-Malti. Founded on 14 November 1920 with the aim of promoting Maltese as a written language, it has played an instrumental role in the standardisation of Maltese orthography and has spearheaded the acknowledging of Maltese as the National Language of Malta and eventually one of the official languages of the EU.

Heritage Malta and the Akkademja tal-Malti joined forces to commemorate this milestone anniversary with a string of initiatives.

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TRADITIONAL CONFECTIONS

Be The Artist – Theme 2

Although small, the islands of Malta and Gozo are endowed with a unique patrimony. This includes a wide range of mouth-watering dishes with rich aromas and strong flavours.

As part of its educational and outreach programme, Heritage Malta’s museums and sites host various events on traditional cuisine, in particular confections related to specific periods of the annual cycle. This first set of four recipes focuses on some of Malta’s most popular confections.

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THE PORTAL

4 Issues (Maltese & English) – Constitutional Achievements from Independence to EU Accession

Heritage Malta’s repertoire of didactic resources includes a series of posters highlighting landmark events in our modern history. The set downloadable here focus on four constitutional milestones, namely Independence, the establishment of the Republic, the departure of the last foreign forces and EU accession.

Produced in collaboration with the Education Department.

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KOLLEZJONI NUMISMATIKA

This interactive work book allows you to visit and explore the historic coin collection on display at the National Museum of Archaeology, even if the museum is currently closed. You can virtually travel through Malta’s numismatic story through the ages.

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PREHISTORIC TEMPLES

Be The Artist – Theme 1

This resource provides an overview on the most prominent Prehistoric Temples found on the Maltese Islands. A ‘Word Search’ game is also included at the end of the booklet.

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