Malta’s history dates back so far it’s a little crazy. It would be one of the least surprising places on Earth to find an ancient Star Gate to enable travel to distant worlds, hidden for millennia in the deepest recesses of a cave or somewhere similar. Of course, serious archaeologists and sci fi fans could argue for hours over the feasibility of this. Meanwhile, you can check out architecture in Malta that is thousands of years old. Some “fringe” historians such as Graham Hancock will argue that it’s possible that there is evidence that Malta was quite a civilised place in which to live thousands of years before more conventional wisdom would dictate, but no one will argue that there has been a human presence on the islands for 7,000 years. Similar theories are cogently argued that some of the Egyptian pyramids were built thousands of years earlier than people believe. Whatever your own take is, there are some fine architectural examples from ancient times in Malta, and the culture is strikingly rich in terms of its antiquity. Check out the Hypogeum, hewn out of rock by the ancients and not re-discovered until 1902. It’s on the list of World Heritage Sites drawn up by UNESCO.
The Kordin III prehistoric temples are also worth a look. You might even get to view a session about pottery making – where you’re actually taught how ancient peoples made their bowls and other paraphernalia.
You will also find plenty of places to visit that deal with the more recent history of Malta. For example, you can find the Malta Maritime Museum in an old naval bakery. The museum contains information on both ancient and apocryphal tales of the sea and on more verified maritime history, covering both Malta and the rest of the Med. The maritime museum houses various items representing the periods of history and pre-history.