MALTA 1. Valletta - National Museum of Archaeology

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The National Museum of Archaeology for Malta is found in the Auberge de Provence, in Republic Street, Valletta. The building housing the museum is a fine example of Baroque architecture, was built in 1571 and followed a plan by local architect Ġilormu Cassar. The Auberge de Provence was house to the Knights of the Order of St John originating from Provence, France and shows some excellent architectural features e.g. the Grand Salon, with its richly painted walls and wooden beamed ceiling. The Museum exhibits a spectacular range of artefacts dating back to Malta’s Neolithic period (5000 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (400 BC) which I hope I have portrayed in my humble photographs. On display are the earliest tools used by the prehistoric people to facilitate their daily tasks and representations of animal and human figures; elements which not only show the great artistic skills of the first dwellers of the island but also gives us an insight of their daily lives. Some of the figurines are exquisite. Exhibits include the ‘Sleeping Lady’ (from the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum), the ‘Venus of Malta’ (from Ħaġar Qim), bronze daggers (recovered from the Bronze Age layers at Tarxien Temples), the Horus & Anubis pendant and the anthropomorphic sarcophagus, both belonging to the Phoenician Period. The Museum displays provide you with a good introduction to the prehistory and early history of the Maltese Island.

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