Friday, 23 March 2012

Malta :)

My first card from Malta :) My list of missing European countries is getting shorter and shorter each day thanks to many nice people who have helped me so far. Few days ago I received this surprise card from Agi who traveled to Malta for a couple of days. Thanks, Agi!
Malt is a small county in the middle of  Mediterranean. Malta covers just over 316 km2 in land area, making it one of the world's smallest states. Malta gained independence from the UK in 1964 and became a republic in 1967. It's also part of the European Union and Eurozone.
It a very visited touristic destination as well. There are nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Malta.
One of these sites are Mnajdra Temples. Mnajdra is a megalithic temple complex found on the southern coast of Malta. Mnajdra was built around the fourth millennium BC; the Megalithic Temples of Malta are amongst the most ancient religious on Earth described by the World Heritage committee as "unique architectural masterpieces."
The 1, 2 and 5 cent Maltese euro coins bear a representation of the Mnajdra temples on their obverse side.
Thanks once again, Agi!

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