Malta Through The Ages
You can’t go far in Malta without seeing some evidence of the long and illustrious history our little island has enjoyed. From classical antiquity through to recent history, we have always played a part. It seems that nation-states of the world have always wanted a piece of Malta too. For over three thousand years, our little island has been invaded and colonised because of its strategic position between Africa and Europe. The island and its inhabitants have weathered it all, taking little pieces of each civilisation and integrating it into our culture and way of life. The oldest archaeological remains on the island are the Ggantija Temples in Gozo. These stone buildings date back to 3600 BC. Other examples from the time include the Hagar Qim Temples, Mnajdra Temples and Tarxien Temples.