Comfortable preparatory lectures right at your hotel
by experts who can answer your questions illuminate and enrich ten days of
field trips, excursions and exclusive visits.
Prehistoric Cultures of Malta
Even though this miniature island has made various
other significant contributions to world heritage, there is no doubt that
nothing rivals its megalithic temples. Built in the period 3600 - 2500
B.C. by a small community enjoying an extraordinary cultural efflorescence
in almost complete isolation, these buildings constitute architectural feats
of the highest order. They show an internal evolution in form (from
the simple to the more complex,) size of stone blocks used (from small to
gigantic,) and in the artistic furnishings with increasingly greater
refinement and sophistication.
Caravaggio in Malta
One of the most important and influential painters of
the period, Michaelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio led a colorful life that
included both masterpieces and captivity in Malta. His story is
adventure and the work he left in Malta includes two priceless treasures
painted during his time as a Knight of the Order.
The Three Great Monotheistic
Religions of the Mediterranean
An overview of the socio-religious context of the Middle
East and Mediterranean region with regard to the great faiths of the
people of the book: Judaism, Christianity, Islam.
The Hospitaller Order of St. John
and the Siege of 1565
The advent of the Order in Malta led to a radical
transformation in the role of the island from an ill-defended barren
island to the impregnable headquarters of the crusading order.
Their initial establishment was in the port of Birgu, headquarters of
the Siege of 1565, after which the city was named Vittoriosa (“the
Malta Under the British
Malta under the British was a different story than that of the
brief French colonization which immediately preceded. This lecture puts
the colonization of Malta into perspective with that of other colonies, from the
1800’s through to 1960’s.
This lecture will discuss the similarities and
differences of popular music on both the northern and southern shores of
the Mediterranean, as well as the ethnic music of various cultures, with
reference to the music of Malta.
Strategic Role in World War II
Britain's concept of Malta as a strategic fortress colony
led to a situation where the axis forces were particularly concerned to
conquer the island, especially as it served as a base for the conquest
of North Africa.
The Natural Maltese Environment
An introduction to the natural resources of Malta with
historical evaluation providing the listener with an understanding of
their diversity and beauty, as well as problematic (environmental)
issues relating to Malta and Gozo.
A brief introduction to the Semitic roots of the Maltese
language, covering its development in a social and political context to its
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travel adventure at its finest for those who want it ALL,
and do not want to worry about a single detail.
escorted small-group programs to Malta
with multiple departures
Dinner and socializing with the locals
Escort stays with you 24-hours
Personal visits with local folks and friends
Hub from one hotel like a land-cruise
and unpack only once
highly educated and lively
Single rooms available,
or book on guaranteed share basis
includes entry to the Hypogeum! We buy the
tickets in advance to assure your entry to this
matchless UNESCO World Heritage Site
The OTS Foundation is happy to provide
and advice for participants enrolled in our programs.
For brochures, please contact the Embassy of Malta
2017 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 - (202)
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