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have their own unique artistic heritage expressed through lace. thumb right upright Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool Robert Jenkinson, Lord Hawkesbury (File:2nd Earl of Liverpool 1790s.jpg), portrait by Thomas Lawrence The terms of the preliminary agreement required the UK to restore most of the French colonial possessions it had taken, to evacuate Malta (which was to be restored to the Order of St. John (Knights Hospitaller), whose sovereignty was to be guaranteed by one


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Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean (in its eastern basin), some south of the Italian island of Sicily across the Malta Channel. Only the three largest islands – Malta (Malta Island) (Malta), Gozo (Għawdex) and Comino (Kemmuna) – are inhabited. The smaller islands (see below) are uninhabited. The islands of the archipelago lie on the Malta plateau, a shallow shelf formed from the high points of a land

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Union of Catalonia )'', and Sweden ''(see Christian Democrats (Sweden))''. Christian democracy is not very strong in the United Kingdom where the Conservative Party (Conservative Party (UK)) dominates conservative politics and does not advocate Christian democratic platforms but Christian democratic parties do exist.The Christian Peoples Alliance, The Common Good (political party), the Christian Party (UK) and the Christian Democratic Party (UK) are the four Christian democratic parties currently in the UK. The French had embarked on a complex land and naval campaign (Mediterranean campaign of 1798) in the Mediterranean, with the ultimate aim of launching an invasion and occupation of Egypt (French campaign in Egypt and Syria). The British were aware that the French had amassed a large army, led by General Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon), but their destination was unknown. Rendezvousing with Troubridge's squadron on 7 June, Nelson now had a sufficient force to engage the French, and began to comb the Mediterranean.


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reshuffle He was appointed the role of Shadow Parliamentary Secretary after the 2001 election. A '''trilithon''' (or ''trilith'') is a structure consisting of two large vertical stones (posts) supporting a third stone set horizontally across the top (lintel). It is commonly used in the context of megalithic monuments. The most famous trilithons are those of Stonehenge in England and those found in the Megalithic temples (Megalithic Temples of Malta) of Malta, both


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not even visited all the wonders and attractions that this island offers. Hiking in the countryside offers a taste of rural Malta, especially if trekking along the coast of Gozo. Sailing is a wonderful option, as Malta boasts an impressive array of caves, scenic sunsets, and other views. The island is surrounded by a limitless number of beaches. thumb Valletta Carnival (File:Carnival in Valletta - Show.jpg) There are a number of great annual festivals worth attending. '''Valletta Carnival


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in the world. The Neolithic temple builders 3800–2500 BC endowed the numerous temples of Malta and Gozo with intricate bas relief designs, including spirals evocative of the tree of life and animal portraits, designs painted in red ochre, ceramics, and a vast collection of human form sculptures, particularly the Venus of Malta. These can be viewed at the temples themselves (most notably, the Hypogeum and Tarxien Temples), and at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta. Malta is currently


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distinctive architecture, typically a complex trefoil design, and were used from 4000 to 2500 BC. Animal bones and a knife found behind a removable altar stone suggest that temple rituals included animal sacrifice. Tentative information suggests that the sacrifices were made to the goddess of fertility, whose statue is now in the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta.


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said the Malta Police are considering the purchase of a number of Segways fitted for police work, including a siren and space for radio and other equipment. Valletta


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with the Young Deporrians. As an actor, Ivan performed many major character roles with many Maltese production houses and under the best directors in Malta. This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for Malta in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. See European Parliament Election, 2004 (Malta) for election results. 101 Squadron became the first RAF jet bomber squadron to serve in the Far East when four Canberras arrived

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'''Malta''' Malta has two official languages: Maltese (Maltese language) and English (English language).

Malta's location has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base, and a succession of powers, including the Phoenicians, Romans (Roman Empire), Moorish (Emirate of Sicily), Normans, Sicilians (Kingdom of Sicily), Habsburg Spain, Knights of St. John (Knights Hospitaller), French (First French Republic) and British (British Empire), have ruled the islands. Malta gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 and became a republic in 1974. Malta was admitted to the United Nations in 1964 and to the European Union in 2004; in 2008, it became part of the Eurozone.

Malta has a long Christian legacy and its Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Malta is sometimes traditionally claimed to be an Apostolic see because, according to the Acts of the Apostles, (

Malta is a popular tourist destination with its warm climate, numerous recreational areas, and architectural and historical monuments, including nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites (World Heritage Site): Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum (Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni),

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