looks forward to hosting the EAA Annual Meeting in 2008. Many of the participants
will already be familiar with the Maltese archipelago because of its long
and fascinating past.
the occasion of the Annual Meeting in 2008, there will be pre and post-event
tours during which the participants can get a taste of Malta’s rich archaeological
and historical heritage and, of course, enjoy the sun and sea as well!
During the meeting we shall also have the opportunity to visit some significant
sites, and those who want to be more independent will find that the island's
extensive network of bus links offers an easy and cheap way to travel round
at your leisure. The distances are small, and the number of sights large.
further information about Malta, access the Heritage Malta and Malta Tourism
Authority websites: www.heritagemalta.com
Malta, Gozo and Comino, the
inhabited islands of the Maltese archipelago, lie at almost the exact geographical
heart of the Mediterranean Sea. With Sicily some 100 km to the North, Tripoli
350 km to the South and Tunis 320 km to the West, Malta is virtually at
the crossroads between continents. The islands’ strategic position has,
in fact, made them subject to a succession of rulers, who in turn left
their influence on the country and language as we know them today. Malta’s
prehistory dates back to 5000 B.C., whilst its documented past is traceable
over a period of 2000 years.