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The Spanish Flu in Malta

Before the Coronavirus, Malta had been hit hard by a number of other life-threatening diseases such as the Plague and the Spanish Flu. On today’s topic, we are going to cover the Spanish flu and what it was like at the time.This pandemic had wiped out 5% of the world population. There were strange warnings such as not to spit on the floor and to allow sunlight in the room. Malta wasn't immune ...

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The Auberge de Castille in Valletta: Facts and Secrets

The Auberge de Castille is the grandiose building standing at the highest peak in Valletta. It’s the current official seat of the Prime Minister. Today, we list down the facts and the secrets of this iconic building. Location It's located near St, James Cavalier, The Malta Exchange, and the upper Barrakka Gardens. The building is in the highest spot of Valletta and overlooks Floriana ...

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The Spanish Flu in Malta

The Spanish Flu in MaltaThis pandemic had wiped out 5% of the world population. There were strange warnings such as not to spit on the floor and to allow sunlight in the room. Malta wasn't immune either and when the flu hit the island and there were various information campaigns and quarantine was ensured.The first Case that Hit the Island  The pandemic reached the Maltese islands in May of ...

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Il-Maqluba: The Myths and Legends Surrounding the Cavity in Malta

Il-Maqluba is a natural sinkhole located in Qrendi. It means “upside-down” or “upturned”. This hole is around 50m in diameter, with a depth of 15m, an area of 6000m²  and a perimeter of 300m. A big hole indeed!There’s a lot of myths and legends surrounding this place so without further ado let us dive into them.Theory Number 1: This might be the most famous of all the tales. ...

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The Legend of Għar Hasan

The Legend of Ghar ħasan: The Different version.  There are different versions of the legend as usual. The first one is that Hasan, a 12 century Saracen ‘rebel’ set his eyes on a fair Maiden and decided to abduct her and hide her in the cave. This raised hell with the locals and they attacked the cave. Instead of taken captive, Hasan flung the girl into the sea below and then ...

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