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Malta, 2nd
     

Malta, 2nd

by Juliet Rix
 

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Malta has long been known for package holidays but packed into this island nation are 7,000 years of fascinating – and visible – history. Updated throughout, this new edition delves into Malta's temples and archaeology more comprehensively than any other guidebook. It also showcases bird watching and wildlife opportunities, summer festas, and the less

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Malta has long been known for package holidays but packed into this island nation are 7,000 years of fascinating – and visible – history. Updated throughout, this new edition delves into Malta's temples and archaeology more comprehensively than any other guidebook. It also showcases bird watching and wildlife opportunities, summer festas, and the less commercialized islands of Gozo and Comino

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"Juliet Rix…has an excellent grasp of the island's history, and her prose is accompanied by a broad range of suggestions for possible activities." – Daily Telegraph "Juliet Rix makes a compelling case for the idea that Malta, which has languished under the lucrative, if unappealing, blanket of mass tourism, should be recognized as an important destination for the traveler seeking a solid sense of history, and even prehistory, and the cultural artifacts and fascinating sites history bequeaths" – Daily Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841624525
Publisher:
Bradt Publications UK
Publication date:
07/16/2013
Series:
Bradt Travel Guide Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Malta offers a wonderful combination of sunshine holiday and fascinating sightseeing. Into an area smaller than the Isle of Wight, England, it packs 7,000 years of history – and prehistory. The earliest of its Neolithic temples – little known beyond its shores – are 2,000 years older than Mycenae, 1,000 years older than the Great Pyramids and 500 years older than the famous standing stones at Stonehenge. They all have UNESCO World Heritage status, as does the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, an extraordinary underground tomb complex, cut from solid rock that echoes the architecture of the above-ground temples. And this is just the beginning of the story.

Meet the Author

Juliet Rix has been a journalist for 25 years. She has worked for the BBC, The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph and The Independent. She has travelled extensively throughout Malta. Juliet recently won second place in the Malta Travel Awards global magazine category.

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