Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

Photos taken from Heritage Malta brochure. No cameras allowed on the premises.
Rock cut imitation of architecture in the Main Hall
6000 year old underground cave paintings

The Hal Saflieni Hypogeum is the oldest underground burial site in Malta.  At 6000 years old, it is considered older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids. Malta has many of these old structures but this Hypogeum is the only underground burial site. It is located in Paola, very near the Tarxien Temples I discussed in the previous blog.

A UNESCO World Heritage site, this is one of the “must see” prehistoric structures in Malta.  More information is included in Day 5 of my book  Return to Malta, available from Amazon.

Photos are taken from the Heritage Malta brochure.  Cameras were not allowed inside the structure.

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The Church Ceiling in Mosta

photo by Anne Pflug
The repaired dome in the church in Mosta

During World War II, a bomb fell through the dome of this church but did not explode. The Maltese people thought it was a miracle and neutralized the bomb and now have it on display.  If you look carefully, you will see where the bomb had fallen through and where the  dome was repaired. If you divide the decorated dome into quadrants, you can see the ‘not so perfect’ repair job in the upper left quadrant.  I have a feeling that it wasn’t repaired perfectly so that all who look up can see this evidence of this miracle.

This blog annevisitsmalta.com enhances my book Return to Malta by visiting most of the places mentioned in the book with color photos. The book is available through Amazon and other book stores.

Be sure to visit my other blog: annepflugcom.wordpress.com