Isn't it amazing? Civilisation in Malta has existed since 5200 BC! We are at the time of 2017 AD. 5200 BC is more than double of AD 0 to 2017. Here shows the different stages within the Neolithic Period (New Stone Age) that Maltese underwent. This period probably started 10000B.C. Men raised crops and animals which allowed them to stay in a more permanent dwelling. They made stone tools by grinding and polishing hard rock versus clipping softer ones down to the desired shapes in the period before, Palaeolithic Period (Old Stone Age).
Archaeology Museum to understand the history a bit better. When we entered we saw a poster showcase two embracing figures and named Love of 5000 Years. Wow! Romance for thousand years. I was looking for it but couldn't. Until the last moment, the ancient art piece was identified. It is tiny and attention easily skipped.
|5000 years of love|
Out of the many display items, the most impressive is the Sleeping Beauty shown upfront. It was made around 3000 B.C. The beautiful rendered figure of a reclining lady was discovered in a pit in one of the painted galleries of the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum (cemetery). The sleeping Mother Goddess may well be an eloquent representation of death or the eternal sleep. The craftsmanship is amazing. Look at the back. It's full of details too.
|Venus of Malta|
The Archaeology Museum has many to offer. I just introduce the most special things (in my opinion). If you are interested in archaeology, pay a visit.
|Malta Archaeology Museum Lying Woman|
|Malta Archaeology Museum Magar Qim|
|Malta Archaeology Museum Magar Qim Altar|
|Double amulet Egyptian Gods Horus & Anubis|