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2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
2013-06-11 (7) Malta
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2013-06-11 (7) Malta

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The faculty event to introduce countries where foreign students come from.

The faculty event to introduce countries where foreign students come from.

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  • 1. There is much more to it than just sand, sea and sun!MaltaMartina Cuschieri
  • 2. Contents KONTENUT• Introduction INTRODUZZJONI• Language LINGWA• History and Myths STORJA U MITI• Culture KULTURA• Food and Drink IKEL U XORB• Music and Films MUŻIKA U FILMS• Research and Industry RIĊERKA U INDUSTRIJA• Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI
  • 3. Where is Malta? FEJ QEDHA MALTA
  • 4. …Malta?• Melita ~ meli (gr)• 312 Km2• ~ 450,000 people• i.e. 1,307/Km2Languages spoken:• English and Maltese(and Italian)I AMMALTESE!!!!
  • 5. Weather IT-TEMP
  • 6. The Maltese Language IL-LINGWA MALTIJA• Originally descendent of Siculo-Arabic• Earlier larger influence of Italian -> Upper ClassToday:• Semitic Base+ Sicilian, Italian, French and English words• Latin characters + ż, ċ, ġ, għ, ħ, ieBonġu(good morning), Bonswa(good evening),Ħello(hello), Ċaw/Saħħa(bye), Ċirs/Evviva(cheers)And a lot of swearing referring to religious figures, genitalia and sexual
  • 7. History and Myths STORJA U MITI• Prehistory: 1st settlers (Sicani)- 5200BC– Built megalytic temples ~3600BC• Ġgantija (“of giant form”)• Ħaġar Qim (“stones of worship”)• (Giza pyramids ~2550BC)– Cart Ruts• Lead to sea at some points• Possible connection to Atlantis?
  • 8. History and MythsSTORJA U MITI• 1000-264BC Phoenicians, Greeksand Carthaginians– Gozo also known as “the island of Calypso”• 218BC- 454AD Romans– Shipwreck of St. Paul• 533-870AD Byzantines• 870-1091 AD Arabs
  • 9. History and MythsSTORJA U MITI• 1091-1194 AD Normans• 1194-1350 AD various (Kingdom of Sicily)• 1350-1530 AD Kingdom of Sicily• 1530-1798 AD Knights of St. John of Jerusalem• 1798-1799 AD Napoleon• 1814-1964 AD British• 1964 (21st September) - Maltese Independence• 1974 (13th December) - Republic of Malta• 2004 (1st May) - EU Membership
  • 10. Culture KULTURA• Mediterranean– Roman Catholic religion– Family– Good food– Enjoying life– Traditions
  • 11. Food and Drink IKEL U XORB• Food– Predominantly Sicilianbut with British and North African influences
  • 12. Food and Drink IKEL U XORBTypical Maltese Food:• Pastizzi!!• TwisteesDrinks:• Wine• Beer• Kinnie
  • 13. Food and Drink IKEL U XORB• Most important factor:Made with LOVE MAGĦMUL BL-IMĦABBA
  • 14. Music MUŻIKA• Għana– Sicilian with middle eastern influences– Can be either “improvised” or “planned”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzIGWbKvEdA• Rock and roll singers• Modern music (all genres)– On the increase in the last 10 years• Joseph Calleja – famous tenor– World fame– Night of the proms (UK)
  • 15. Films FILMS• Popular location– Lighting, natural scenery, costs1952 Malta Story 1967 Casino Royale 1969 David Copperfield1980 Popeye 2000 Gladiator, U-5712002 The Count of Monte Christo2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen2004 Troy 2005 Munich2006 The Da Vinci Code2011 Conan the Barbarian,Game of Thrones2013 World War Z
  • 16. Research and Industry RIĊERKA U INDUSTRIJA• University of Malta– Founded in 1592 by the Jesuit priests– Covers wide range of areas at all levelsEngineering, Architecture & Civil Engineering, AppliedSciences, Medicine, Law, Arts, Theology, Communications, Economics, etc.– State subsidised– Currently 11,342 students(300 in 1960, 1000 in 1970
  • 17. Research and Industry RIĊERKA U INDUSTRIJA• Tourism• Limestone• Manufacturing ofhigh-value products– Export mainly to Germany– Import mainly from Italy• Agriculture– POTATOES!
  • 18. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Prehistoric Temples
  • 19. Touristic SightsPOSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Mdina
  • 20. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Capital city - Valletta
  • 21. Touristic PlacesPOSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Gozo - Cittadella
  • 22. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Id-Dwejra (Azure Window)
  • 23. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Id-Dwejra
  • 24. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Blue Grotto
  • 25. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Għajn Tuffieħa
  • 26. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Paradise Bay
  • 27. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• The Blue Lagoon (Comino)
  • 28. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Ir-Ramla il-Ħamra (Gozo)
  • 29. Thank you for listening!

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