• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Neolithic settlements date from 5200 BC and the megalithic temples at Ġgantija on the island of Gozo, constructed around 3500 BC, are considered the second oldest man-made religious structures in the world. Subsequent Bronze Age settlements (the Tarxien Cemetery culture) show similarities with ones discovered on Sicily. Phoenicians, possibly from Tyre in modern-day Lebanon, began colonizing Malta during the 7th century BC.


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Further Reading

  1. National Statistics Office (Lascaris, Valletta). Abstract of Statistics, a quarterly digest of statistics, quarterly and annual trade returns, annual vital statistics and annual publications on shipping and aviation, education, agriculture, industry, National Accounts and Balance of Payments. Malta in Figures 2013.Google Scholar
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  4. Chamber of Commerce (annual). Trade Directory.Google Scholar
  5. Berg, W. G., Historical Dictionary of Malta. 1995Google Scholar
  6. Pace, Roderick, The European Unions Mediterranean Enlargement: Cyprus and Malta. 2006Google Scholar
  7. The Malta Year Book. AnnualGoogle Scholar
  8. National Statistical Office: National Statistics Office, Lascaris, Valletta CMR 02.Google Scholar

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