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Malta: stone structures … among the greatest achievements of ancient engineering anywhere in the world … the sheer scale of construction and the use of vertically arranged monolithic stones weighing over twenty tons. Ancient Aliens s3e6: Aliens and the Ancient Engineers, History 2009
The people of Malta held on. World War II in Colour e6: The Mediterranean and North Africa, Channel 5 2008
Malta: the world’s oldest underground temple. When it was unearthed more than six thousand skeletons found. And since then, stories of children disappearing and voices of the dead. Ancient X Files I, National Geographic 2010
The real life Temple of Doom ... The temple is unique; archaeologists know of no other underground prehistoric temple. ibid.
The stone passage leads down to a series of mass tombs. ibid.
Meet the Knights of Malta and their new home the island of Malta. By 1565 these guys have made so much trouble for the Turks, they decide enough is enough and send in a humongous military force to wipe them out. And fail. James Burke, Connections s3e4: An Invisible Object, BBC 1997
The British-held island came under ferocious air attack from the German Luftwaffe. The attacks on Malta were an obvious move given its strategic position in the central Mediterranean. Malta’s deep, safe natural harbour made it an obvious naval base from which to control strategic sea routes east to west, north to south. World War II: The Complete History: The World Shall Hold Its Breath, Discovery 2009
On 10th April Great Britain gave its highest award for civilian bravery – the George Cross – to the entire island of Malta. World War II: The Complete History: Six Months to Run Wild
Malta became the most bombed place on Earth. Malta held out. The World at War 8/26: Desert, ITV 1973
Malta: an island of ancient legend and warrior knights. A link between Europe and north Africa. And in 1940 a pivotal British base in the Mediterranean. For two years during the Second World War the people of the island were forced underground in terror as the Axis powers unleashed on them one of the greatest bombardments in history. The Battle for Malta, BBC 2013
The most bombed place on Earth. ibid.
There was no let-up in the raids. ibid.
Malta: it was here that a prehistoric society built megalithic structures using massive stone blocks. These blocks were arranged into complex designs, and are now considered by scholars to be older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt. In Search of Aliens s1e6: The Mystery of Cyclops, H2 2014
There are stories that say Malta was once home to giants, and even a race of legendary one-eyed creatures known as Cyclops. ibid.
Could there also be a connection with ancient astronauts? ibid.
These weird [elongated] skulls that were apparently found at the hypogeum a hundred years ago. ibid.
Modern-day Malta is booming. Driven partly by a huge surge in tourists. The population is less than half a million. Mediterranean with Simon Reeve I, BBC 2018
These are dark times in Malta. There have actually been at least nineteen bomb attacks in Malta in recent years. ibid.
I’m exploring the fascinating island of Malta. Its story is unique and brilliantly rich. Bettany Hughes’ Treasure of the World s1e2: Malta
At only 17 miles across, Malta may be the world’s tenth smallest country, but this tiny island is a rich layer cake of history. ibid.
It’s a 500-year-old wonder of construction. A huge imposing fortress. A reminder that crises can inspire creativity. Fort St Angelo. ibid.
Malta vs Ottomans: There was desperation and horror and suffering on both sides. ibid.
Carivaggio vanished from his rock-cut cell and from the island of Malta. ibid.
From the Bronze Age onwards Malta was a crossroads for cultures and ideas. Bettany Hughes’ Treasures of the World s1e4: Mediterranean Islands
The arrival of these Arabs from north Africa was the beginning of a 200-year-old dominance that brought a new religion, Islam, to the island. ibid.