Category: Maltese History

Malta and the Film Industry

In the last 50 years, Malta has become one of the most common Mediterranean filming location due to the water tanks that were built at the Rinella. These water tanks blend with the sea horizon around it and it gives the illusion of being in the middle of the sea without the need of special […]

Read More

Malta’s Religious Niches

Niches in the Streets Throughout streets on the Rock, there are many Niches with Religious Statues. They are witnesses of the Christianity in Malta. These Niches are mainly statues of Jesus or the Holy Mary. Along with the statue is usually a marble plaque that encourages watchers to say a prayer. In the past, there […]

Read More

Cathedrals in Malta

Malta is one of the oldest Christian countries in the world since St Paul’s shipwreck in 60 AD. It  has remained a Christian community ever since. Locals were very devoted in the past and you can notice their craftsmanship in the way churches and cathedrals are adorned and decorated. The younger generations are changing and […]

Read More

Churches in Malta

The Maltese Islands are known to be very religious. In fact the church has ruled the country and its politics many years ago. Today, the church is still a very strong organisation, To this day, it influences the Maltese lifestyle and important decisions made by the government. Malta as a Christian Country Malta became a […]

Read More

St. Paul in Malta

Malta’s deep Christian roots span back to A.D. 60 when none other than the Apostle Paul himself shipwrecked on the island. Paul was on his way to Rome, where he was being tried as a political rebel when the ship he was traveling on faced a severe storm and ultimately wrecked two weeks later. All […]

Read More

British Period Continued

Once again, during WWII, Malta proved to be crucial for the Brits against Italy and Germany. The Rock was used as a base to attack the Italian Marine Forces and as a Listening Base to listen to messages from Italy, Germany, etc.  Malta and WWII Malta played a major role during WWII. The Italian pilot […]

Read More

The British Period

A Timeline of Maltese History 5200BC- Pre History 900BC- Early Inhabitants 218BC- Roman Times 870- Under the Arabs 1090- Norman Rule 1530- Knights of St John 1798- French Occupation 1814- British Period 1964- Modern Malta The English have saved the Maltesers from the French occupation in September 1800, when the Maltese people were fed up […]

Read More

The French Occupation

A Timeline of Maltese History 5200BC- Pre History 900BC- Early Inhabitants 218BC- Roman Times 870- Under the Arabs 1090- Norman Rule 1530- Knights of St John 1798- French Occupation 1814- British Period 1964- Modern Malta The French were only in Malta for a very short stint. They were here there 2 years, from 1798 to […]

Read More

Knights of St. John

A Timeline of Malta History 5200BC- Pre History 900BC- Early Inhabitants 218BC- Roman Times 870- Under the Arabs 1090- Norman Rule 1530- Knights of St John 1798- French Occupation 1814- British Period 1964- Modern Malta 1530- The Knights of St John The Maltese Cross is the symbol of the Sovereign Military in Malta. It was […]

Read More

Norman Rule

Today we will be familiarizing ourselves with the return of Christianity. We will also go over Maltese identity, in particular the Maltese Flag. I will be finishing with a short Maltese Language lesson, let’s have fun learning! A Historical Timeline: 5200BC- Pre History 900BC- Early Inhabitants 218BC- Roman Times 870- Under the Arabs 1090- Norman […]

Read More

Contact

253-843-7625
info@meettherock.com
We are here to help!