There is much more to it than just sand, sea and sun!MaltaMartina Cuschieri
Contents KONTENUT• Introduction INTRODUZZJONI• Language LINGWA• History and Myths STORJA U MITI• Culture KULTURA• Food and...
Where is Malta? FEJ QEDHA MALTA
…Malta?• Melita ~ meli (gr)• 312 Km2• ~ 450,000 people• i.e. 1,307/Km2Languages spoken:• English and Maltese(and Italian)I...
Weather IT-TEMP
The Maltese Language IL-LINGWA MALTIJA• Originally descendent of Siculo-Arabic• Earlier larger influence of Italian -> Upp...
History and Myths STORJA U MITI• Prehistory: 1st settlers (Sicani)- 5200BC– Built megalytic temples ~3600BC• Ġgantija (“of...
History and MythsSTORJA U MITI• 1000-264BC Phoenicians, Greeksand Carthaginians– Gozo also known as “the island of Calypso...
History and MythsSTORJA U MITI• 1091-1194 AD Normans• 1194-1350 AD various (Kingdom of Sicily)• 1350-1530 AD Kingdom of Si...
Culture KULTURA• Mediterranean– Roman Catholic religion– Family– Good food– Enjoying life– Traditions
Food and Drink IKEL U XORB• Food– Predominantly Sicilianbut with British and North African influences
Food and Drink IKEL U XORBTypical Maltese Food:• Pastizzi!!• TwisteesDrinks:• Wine• Beer• Kinnie
Food and Drink IKEL U XORB• Most important factor:Made with LOVE MAGĦMUL BL-IMĦABBA
Music MUŻIKA• Għana– Sicilian with middle eastern influences– Can be either “improvised” or “planned”http://www.youtube.co...
Films FILMS• Popular location– Lighting, natural scenery, costs1952 Malta Story 1967 Casino Royale 1969 David Copperfield1...
Research and Industry RIĊERKA U INDUSTRIJA• University of Malta– Founded in 1592 by the Jesuit priests– Covers wide range ...
Research and Industry RIĊERKA U INDUSTRIJA• Tourism• Limestone• Manufacturing ofhigh-value products– Export mainly to Germ...
Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Prehistoric Temples
Touristic SightsPOSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Mdina
Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Capital city - Valletta
Touristic PlacesPOSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Gozo - Cittadella
Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Id-Dwejra (Azure Window)
Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Id-Dwejra
Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Blue Grotto
Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Għajn Tuffieħa
Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Paradise Bay
Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• The Blue Lagoon (Comino)
Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Ir-Ramla il-Ħamra (Gozo)
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2013-06-11 (7) Malta

  1. 1. There is much more to it than just sand, sea and sun!MaltaMartina Cuschieri
  2. 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. 3. Where is Malta? FEJ QEDHA MALTA
  4. 4. …Malta?• Melita ~ meli (gr)• 312 Km2• ~ 450,000 people• i.e. 1,307/Km2Languages spoken:• English and Maltese(and Italian)I AMMALTESE!!!!
  5. 5. Weather IT-TEMP
  6. 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. 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. 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. 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. 10. Culture KULTURA• Mediterranean– Roman Catholic religion– Family– Good food– Enjoying life– Traditions
  11. 11. Food and Drink IKEL U XORB• Food– Predominantly Sicilianbut with British and North African influences
  12. 12. Food and Drink IKEL U XORBTypical Maltese Food:• Pastizzi!!• TwisteesDrinks:• Wine• Beer• Kinnie
  13. 13. Food and Drink IKEL U XORB• Most important factor:Made with LOVE MAGĦMUL BL-IMĦABBA
  14. 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. 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. 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. 17. Research and Industry RIĊERKA U INDUSTRIJA• Tourism• Limestone• Manufacturing ofhigh-value products– Export mainly to Germany– Import mainly from Italy• Agriculture– POTATOES!
  18. 18. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Prehistoric Temples
  19. 19. Touristic SightsPOSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Mdina
  20. 20. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Capital city - Valletta
  21. 21. Touristic PlacesPOSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Gozo - Cittadella
  22. 22. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Id-Dwejra (Azure Window)
  23. 23. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Id-Dwejra
  24. 24. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Blue Grotto
  25. 25. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Għajn Tuffieħa
  26. 26. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Paradise Bay
  27. 27. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• The Blue Lagoon (Comino)
  28. 28. Touristic Sights POSTIJIET TURISTIĊI• Ir-Ramla il-Ħamra (Gozo)
  29. 29. Thank you for listening!

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