hey all, this is my first post here so please be kind
im another malteser, and was just surfing around reading up about or history when i stumbled on this site (which is right up my alley, so ill be
giving the other threads a good investigation soon enough).
id say im pretty well versed with many conspiracy theories and unexplained phenomena etc, including some maltese ones (though apart from the
, some very supposedly very haunted places and possible atlantis links, i cant really think
of much else, so i was pleasently surprised by what i read here. i was unaware of the skull binding in hal-saflieni, as well as the smaller, very
intriguing details like the supposedly removed apis (or bull) depiciton in the hypogeum, as well as the more fanciful (though still fascinating) tale
of the subterranean humanoids in the temples.
to people who have been asking locals for any info: i dont know much in terms of an organised cover-up or falsification of findingsregarding the
hypogeum or other temples in malta (including venus cults etc) but one thing im convinced of is a worldwide trent with many supposedly respected
archeologists who would rather falsify discoveries to fit an established consensus rather than propose a risky new take on things. one person i think
guilty of this is zawi hawas the celebrated egyptologist whom i think has kept a lot of info from the public regarding many egyptian finds.
i find it very intriguing that this may be the case here. a lot of well-though out posts above (especially regarding runes and shamanism,
theirocephaly etc) has got me thinking about the islands' history in a way i never did before. which is great!
and to people who were asking about the language, it is strange indeed. my mother is english and our proximity to italy means that i am pretty fluent
in both languages as well as maltese, so can attest to it being a hotchpotch of tongues, though its semitic roots are plain to see (numbers in maltese
are almost identical to arabic (wiehed 1, tnejn 2, tlieta 3, erba 4, hamsa 5, sitta 6, seba 7, tmienja 8, disa' 9, ghaxra 10 etc) with a very big
romance (latin) influence. recently english loan words (particularly in technological terms) have become increasingly common. very interesting, but
not easy to learn!