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... Siege period) Gozo Castle – Cittadella – 1565 Gozo Citadella – 1798 Birgu – 1565 (Great Siege period) Birgu – 1565  Siege works Birgu – 1798 Senglea – Fort St. Michael – 1552 Senglea ...
Wednesday 27 January 2016 saw the inauguration and opening of Birgu’s land front ditch (il-Foss) following its rehabilitation by the Restoration Directorate as part of an ERDF project dedicated to the ...
... 43.3 million Euro were invested in the restoration and rehabilitation of around six kilometres of bastions and ramparts making up the unique and important historical fortresses of Valletta, Birgu [Vittoriosa], ...
... John in 1565. The feature, written and produced by Dr Stephen C Spiteri, makes use of 3D computer graphic simulations to recreate the Knights' bastioned fortifications of Birgu, Senglea, Mdina, Gozo, ...
... in Birgu and Senglea and, by all the rules of war, was not expected to last for longer than a week against the type of massive force that the Turks could bring to bear against it. The bravery and self-sacrifice ...
Visitors to the fortified city of Birgu, in Malta, during an ‘open weekend’ held on 25 and 26 October 2014, were able to see, amongst various other things, a replica of a wooden palisade du chemin ...
... of its own. For one thing, while relatively well protected on its southern Grand Harbour side by the neighbouring strongholds of Birgu, Senglea, and Fort St. Angelo, the new fortified city was now fully ...
... will cover the Birgu and Senglea defences, Mdina and the Gozo Citadel. Arx Occasional Papers - Hospitaller Gunpowder Magazines can be read online: <div data-configid="1720231/2257533" style="width: ...
9. A Tribute - Tim Chilver's Review
(Resources/Building Science)
... the two small fishing villages of Birgu and L'Isla, and adding a small fort, St Elmo, on the end of the Mount Sceberras. Dr Spiteri clearly shows the developments, stage by stage, of the Grand Harbour ...
10. A Short Note on the Castrum Maris
(Building Methods/Architectural History)
... the Castrum Maris published in the first volume of Birgu: A Maltese Maritime City (Malta, 1993). Prof. Wettinger’s fascinating and detailed chronicle of the sea castle, with its description of sieges, ...
11. ERDF Funds for Fort St. Angelo
(Conservation/Malta)
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A late seventeenth-century sally-port has recently been brought to light in Vittoriosa (Birgu), the fortified maritime city of the Knights of Malta. The postern was unearthed during the course of ...
13. Arx Journal Vol 8 2011
(Journals/Arx)
... Valletta Bracing Mdina's falling ramparts A Cubete Artillero at Mdina? 18th century Caponier unearthed in Birgu fortifications Restoration of St Anthony Battery at Ras il-Qala, Gozo The Templar ...
An exposition of the Restoration Directorate's current restoration and conservation works on the historic fortifications of Valletta, Mdina, Birgu, and the Cittadella , funded by the ERDF 039 project, ...
15. New Drawbridge for Fort Manoel
(Conservation/Malta)
... Indeed, the gateways erected anew, or else rebuilt, by Mondion in the early decades of the 1700s were all constructed in this fashion. These included the three gateways of the fortress of Birgu, St Helen ...
A forgotten, burried stretch of eighteenth-century outerwork defences has recently been brought to light in the ditch of the land front fortifications of the fortified maritime city of Birgu (Vittoriosa).  ...
... the fort from the nearby town of Birgu.  Although rebuilt, the new curtain was constructed in the softer Globigerina Limestone, thus creating a jarring yellow patch in what is largely a structure ...
18. Porta dei Mortari
(Building Methods/Architectural History)
... lines which defended the landward approaches from the south to the maritime cities of Senglea, Birgu and Cospicua . This massive enceinte, begun under the reign of Grand Master Jean de Lascaris-Castellar ...
The Birgu fortifications are one of Malta's four major historical works of military architecture and fortification earmarked for restoration by the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs (MRR) as ...
20. Fort St Angelo during the Great Siege
(Fortifications/Malta Hospitaller Fortifications)
If the fortified city of Birgu provided  the Hospitaller knights with their main front line defence in their island stronghold of Malta, then the keep of the Order’s defences inside the Grand ...
... the tip of the promontory below the Castrum Maris and designed to protect the iron chain closing the mouth of Birgu creek. It would appear  that this battery was originally fashioned out of the rocky ...
22. Future for our Past
(News/News)
... accompanied by a small group of school children, journalists, and the mayors of the Local Councils of fortified cities of Birgu, Mdina, and Valletta. The harbour tour was aimed at introducing young children ...
23. A Cubete Artillero at Mdina?
(Building Methods/Architectural History)
... pedamentu') in an attempt to thicken the ramparts, while some form of scarpa was is recorded as having been erected along the Birgu front of the Castrum Maris in 1487. It is not clear yet if similar interventions ...
24. Recuperating the Post of Castile
(Conservation/Malta)
... historic significance, has for the past century deprived Birgu of its most powerful, dramatic, and evocative views along its bastioned enceinte.  Birgu was Malta's first fortified maritime settlement ...
A section of the Vittoriosa bastions that was hidden for almost a hundred years was revealed today when what remained of the building in front of it was demolished. Resources Minister George Pullicino, ...
26. VALLETTA - 1566
(Fortifications/Malta Quick Guides)
... project, the new city was quick to take shape such that by 1571 the Order was in a position to transfer its convent and seat of government there from the old town of Birgu. By the turn of ...
27. The Armour in the Grand Masters’ Palace
(Siege Warfare & Weapons/History)
... six thousand men who fought in the defence of the fortresses of Birgu, Senglea, and Fort St Elmo during the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, to recall a well known fact, only five hundred were knights of ...
28. Fort on ‘Manoel’ Island
(Resources/General History)
... that it was written in all likelihood around 1569/1570.1 Until the Order actually moved its headquarters to Valletta in 1571 some knights were still strongly in favour of remaining in Birgu while others ...
29. Parere di Gian Giacomo Leonardi
(Profiles/Engineers)
... is the point, not the population. The Maltese, especially the non combatants, would take refuge in Mdina, Birgu and (in due course) Senglea, or they would be evacuated to Sicily. The advantages of Xiberras ...
30. Water and Hospitaller Fortifications
(Building Methods/Fortifications Supply)
... at Mdina. Similarly destructive was the torrential downpour of the previous winter when the revetment of the counterscarp wall at Birgu gave way under the weight of water. Especially vulnerable to torrential ...
31. Naxxar and its fortifications
(Fortifications/Malta General Fortifications)
... The defence of the harbour area only began to assume strategic importance with the coming of the Knights and it was undoubtedly with the erection of the fortresses of Birgu and Senglea, and more importantly ...

 

 

 

 

 

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