Guided Walking & Sightseeing
Malta and Gozo Winter 2024
History of Malta
5900 BC - early inhabitants
2350 BC - Bronze Age warriors.
700 BC - Phoenicians rule
218 BC - Phoenicians fall to the Roman Republic.
599 AD - Byzantines rule
870 AD - Aghiabids (Arabic) take over
1091 AD - Normans (who also rule Sicily) take over and Christianization begins. Sicily along with Malta change hands
among feudal rulers including Aragonese and Swabian
1530 AD - Malta given to the Knights of the Order of St John (Hospitallers) in return for a single Maltese falcon.
1565 AD - The great siege of Malta by the Ottomans is repulsed
1798 AD - French First Republic takes Malta
1800 AD - Maltese people rebel and French are driven out
1813 AD - Malta becomes a British protectorate and serves as headquarters for the British Mediterranean fleet
1921 AD - Britain grants self-government to Malta as a Crown Colony
1940 AD - During WWII Malta is heavily bombed
1964 AD - Independence
2004 AD - Malta joins the European Union
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