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Mysteries of Malta Tour

January 31, 2020 - General
Mysteries of Malta Tour
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19/06/2020 – 10:30 to 23/06/2020 – 23:30

Join like-minded people for an exciting study tour exploring the history of one of the most ancient locations in the world. We will explore Malta and seek to understand the history of the islands and the role of giants and its prehistory and the Knights of St John in the Renaissance. This tour is very competitively priced (c. one third the price of other similar tours) in order to make it widely available. Numbers are likely to be limited to 20.​

Expert guides

There will be evening lectures and discussions. On the five-day tour on 19-23 June, lectures will be also be given by Profs Savona Ventura and also Moss, with topics covering:

​* the  links between Malta and Atlantis

* the significance of the Sirius star system and

* the importance of the Knights of Malta and the Maltese Cross

* the possible significance of the so-called ‘Cart Ruts’​

You will be able to enjoy the unique experience of the summer solstice at Mnajdra South Temple. There will be ample time for relaxation  and visiting Valletta and a market at a fishing port.

TOUR   19 – 23 June

Day 1 (Friday 8)         

Arrival and dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 (Saturday 9)   

Morning: Valletta: the Grandmaster’s Palace and St John’s co-cathedral plus short walk through town, coffee break, the  Archaeological Museum; ferry to Vittoriosa and lunch there.        

Afternoon: Fort St. Angelo and Inquisitor’s Palace and short walk through Vittoriosa.  

Evening: dinner in hotel

Presentation by Prof Charles Ventura-Savona on ‘Malta: echoes of Plato’s Island’

Day 3 (Sun 21)

Morning   Hypogeum and Tarxien temples

Lunch at Marsaxlokk, attractive fishing village, and to the market selling honey, fruit  jams, wine as well as souvenirs and clothes.

Afternoon  Visit to the Ghar Dalam cave.

Evening: dinner in hotel

Presentation by Andrew Gough on ‘Giants, nephilim and hollow earth’.

Day 4 (Mon 22)

Summer solstice at Mnajdra + Hagar Qim temples.   

Rest of the day  free.

Presentation by Andrew Gough on ‘The bee in prehistoric art and at Malta in particular’.

Evening: dinner in hotel

Presentation by Andrew Gough on  ‘the Knights of St John and the Maltese Cross through the ages’.

Day 5 (Tues 23)

Cart Ruts and optional return trip to Valletta

Departure

ALL QUESTIONS ON THESE TOURS, PLEASE CONTACT:

 + 44 (0) 777 1535 087

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Palazzin hotel

Malta

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