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Etymology[ edit ] The origin of the name Malta is uncertain, and the modern-day variation is derived from the Maltese language.
Few other etymological mentions appear in classical literature, with the term Malta appearing in its present form in the Antonine Itinerary Itin.
History of Malta and Timeline of Maltese history Malta has been inhabited from around BC,  since the arrival of settlers from the island of Sicily. The fate of the population after the Arab invasion is unclear but it seems the islands may have been completely depopulated and were likely to have been repopulated in the beginning of the second millennium by settlers from Arab-ruled Sicily who spoke Siculo-Arabic.
The islands were completely re-Christianised by The French under Napoleon took hold of the Maltese islands inalthough with the aid of the British the Maltese were able to oust French control two years later. The inhabitants subsequently asked Britain to assume sovereignty over the islands under the conditions laid out in a Declaration of Rights,  stating that "his Majesty has no right to cede these Islands to any power Malta became independent on 21 September Independence Day.
On 13 December Republic Day it became a republic within the Commonwealthwith the President as head of state. This day is known as Freedom Day and Malta declared itself as a neutral and non-aligned state.
The extinction of the dwarf hippos and dwarf elephants has been linked to the earliest arrival of humans on Malta. A culture of megalithis temple builders then either supplanted or arose from this early period.
Animal bones and a knife found behind a removable altar stone suggest that temple rituals included animal sacrifice. Tentative information suggests that the sacrifices were made to the goddess of fertility, whose statue is now in the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta.
Archaeologists speculate that the temple builders fell victim to famine or disease, but this is not certain.
These may have been caused by wooden-wheeled carts eroding soft limestone. They are claimed to belong to a population certainly different from that which built the previous megalithic temples.
It is presumed the population arrived from Sicily because of the similarity of Maltese dolmens to some small constructions found on the largest island of the Mediterranean sea. Magna GraeciaPhoeniciaCippi of MelqartAncient RomeSicilia Roman provinceand Byzantine Empire Phoenician traders  colonised the islands sometime after BCE  as a stop on their trade routes from the eastern Mediterranean to Cornwalljoining the natives on the island.
The depiction of aspects of the Punic religion, together with the use of the Greek alphabet, testifies to the resilience of Punic and Greek culture in Malta long after the arrival of the Romans.
In the 2nd century, Emperor Hadrian r. Arab—Byzantine wars and Emirate of Sicily The Majmuna Stonea Roman period marble stone, was reused as a 12th-century tombstone believed to have been found in Gozo. Malta became involved in the Arab—Byzantine Warsand the conquest of Malta is closely linked with that of Sicily that began in after admiral Euphemius ' betrayal of his fellow Byzantines, requesting that the Aghlabids invade the island.Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters.
Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down arrow) to review and enter to select. Introduction. Sacajawea is known for her help in exploring North America with the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Sacajawea officially died of fever, but some native american oral traditions say she returned to her tribe and lived a long life. Malta has been inhabited from around BC, since the arrival of settlers from the island of Sicily. A significant prehistoric Neolithic culture marked by Megalithic structures, which date back to c.
BC, existed on the islands, as evidenced by the temples of Mnajdra, Ggantija and others. The Phoenicians colonised Malta between – BC, bringing their Semitic language and culture. One of his most significant accomplishments was the Napoleonic Code, which streamlined the French legal system and continues to form the foundation of French civil law to this day.
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