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11 Verdala Palace, now used by Malta's Prime Minister, is a fortified villa built in 1586 by the Cardinal Grand Master Hugues Loubens de Verdalle as his summer residence. The palace is built on a hillside overlooking Buskett Gardens. The sea surrounding Malta can be seen from the roof of the Palace. The palace was designed by the famous Maltese architect Gerolamo Cassar.

11 Verdala Palace, now used by Malta's Prime Minister, is a fortified villa built in 1586 by the Cardinal Grand Master Hugues Loubens de Verdalle as his summer residence. The palace is built on a hillside overlooking Buskett Gardens. The sea surrounding Malta can be seen from the roof of the Palace. The palace was designed by the famous Maltese architect Gerolamo Cassar.

Golden Bay, Malta. Golden Bay is located in the northwestern area of Malta and is a popular tourist spot.

Golden Bay, Malta. Golden Bay is located in the northwestern area of Malta and is a popular tourist spot.

""Cart ruts" in laterites of Bidar, Karnataka, India. Some publications indicate that laterites have the Paleogene age of 65-50 million years old, the other - the Pliocene-Pleistocene age of 5 million - 12 thousand years." -Alexander Koltypin

""Cart ruts" in laterites of Bidar, Karnataka, India. Some publications indicate that laterites have the Paleogene age of 65-50 million years old, the other - the Pliocene-Pleistocene age of 5 million - 12 thousand years." -Alexander Koltypin

An underground cemetary, set inside a system of natural caves, just below the surface of the hill-top overlooking Ggantija, some 300 metres to its west. The cemetary was formalised by a boundary of megalithic and interlocking standing stones [hence its name], with a monumental entrance on the eastern side facing the Ggantija temples.

An underground cemetary, set inside a system of natural caves, just below the surface of the hill-top overlooking Ggantija, some 300 metres to its west. The cemetary was formalised by a boundary of megalithic and interlocking standing stones [hence its name], with a monumental entrance on the eastern side facing the Ggantija temples.

Ruts in stone, Turkey.  This layer of stone was initially a field of volcanic ash, subsequently petrified.

Ruts in stone, Turkey. This layer of stone was initially a field of volcanic ash, subsequently petrified.

Hagia Triada: a priestess at the altar, detail of the Hagia Triada sarcophagus, 1400 BCE. HAM

Hagia Triada: a priestess at the altar, detail of the Hagia Triada sarcophagus, 1400 BCE. HAM

Buskett Garden - Rabat, Malta

Buskett Garden - Rabat, Malta

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