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Qala tal- Misquqa Entrenchments (Ghajn Tuffieha)

In Ghajn Tuffieha another entrenchment which is divided into two sets according to Stephen Spiteri. When some months ago I went to visit this area I did not find them. In the same book, the two entrenchments are inland and that is why I did find them. I hope that in the near future I shall return and find these entrenchments and take some photos.

These entrenchments were built in the early 18 th century and consist of two sets of entrenchments. They were built on high grounds overlooking the sandy beach. They are separated by a small valley. Qala tal-Misquqa entrenchments were built from rubble wall and that is why it is difficult to recognise them. As I said this entrenchment consists of two sets. The one on the left is nearly a straight line while the one on the right has a number of bastions.1

1 Stephen Spiteri. Fortresses of the Cross: Hospitaller Military Architecture (1136-1798), A Heritage Interpretation Services Publication, Malta, 1994, p 580.

Researched and Written by: Charles Debono B.A.(Hons) History



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