- The limestone of the Maltese Islands was formed in shallow waters about 22
million years ago.
- Malta’s megalithic temples are all made out of limestone, dating back to 6000
years, making them the oldest free standing structures in the world.
- A normal sized ‘kantun’ can weigh up to 75kg. Can you imagine building all those
churches, bastions and forts without any cranes and machinery?
- In a working limestone quarry temperatures in Summer, can soar up to 50
degrees Celsius. In fact work starts before sunrise and finishes at midday.
- A typical Maltese house is called a ‘Farmhouse’ because in the olden days, they
used to keep farm animals in the house.