• 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.

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