History

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8000 years of history

A group of researchers researchers from Queen’s University Belfast  discovered that the first inhabitants of Malta date back to 5900BC, an astonishing 700 years earlier than the previous documented evidence.

Through research the archeologists could rebuild the main characteristics of the first Maltese and the arduous conditions they lived in. With lack of resources and knowledge the land was deteriorating fast and so did their health. Finally the land became too dry to sustain agricultural practices.

The Second Group of inhabitants showed great skills in working the land and managed to harvest produce for over 1500 years. The research shows that the people of Malta cared for their sick, showed heart and determination whilst kept going with their daily routines even though the conditions were deteriorating.

Their strength and determination can be witnessed in the megalithic temples they built.

Different era

Malta through the ages

Inhabitants and rulers

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Indipendence day

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The Knights of St John

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Republic Day

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Malta Pre- History and Ancient Civilization

5900BC First Inhabitants arrive on Malta
Stone age farmers arrive in Malta
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3600BC First Megalithic temples are built
First Temples are built

Amongst the most important we find the Ggantija and Hagar Qim Temples

2000BC Bronze age
Bronze age
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800 - 480BC Malta Occupied by the phonecians
Malta Occupied by the Phoenicians

Phoenicians hailing from Lebanon occupied Malta for over 300 years.

480 - 218BC
City of Carthage rules Malta

Carthaginian empire base din present day Tunisia took over Malta for it's strategic position.

210BC
Roman Empire takes over Malta

Following the punic wars, the roman Empire conquers Malta from the carthagenian empire.