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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Arty Facts

Knights Templar and Knights Hospitaller, the first would cut you about the second stitch you back together. As I pointed out, the museum has changed character since its refit. Now, you can take photos but the artifacts from the 12th century - those brought back from the Crusades - seem to have vanished, and most in the museum seem to date from the 16th Century. The best bits are those only available to see on the free tours, when you can see some astonishing pieces from the knights time in Malta. It is still worth a visit, but I recommend you join one of the tours, they really give you a sense of the history.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 3

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:29) : 

You say the Templars would cut you up and the Hospitallers would stitch you back together, but the Hospitallers also had a significant miliary component through most of their history. The Hospitallers took over most of the property of the Templars when the Templars were officially disbanded in - gosh! - 1312, although the Templars had been toast since Friday 13 October 1307.


Blogger Helen said ... (10:53) : 

And by toast you really mean that, given how many of them were burnt to death after extensive torture.


Blogger Stheflight sau said ... (07:29) : 

The best bits are those only available to see on the free tours.
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