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Four maps of the Great Siege of 1565 on display in Gozo

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Four maps of the Great Siege of 1565 on display in GozoCurrently on display in Gozo are four maps of the Great Siege of 1565 by Giovanni Francesco Camocio, a thriving publisher and dealer of maps, prints and books.

Distributed far and wide, these news maps were once the most effective means of reporting the latest developments of the Siege.

Today, now part of the island's cultural heritage, they hold the collective memory of a lost cultural landscape, a historic past and a turning point of an event that shaped the history of the Maltese Islands.

Organised by Heritage Malta as part of the Victoria International Arts Festival, the exhibition is being hosted by Il-Hagar Museum in St George's Square, Victoria.

The exhibition will remain open to the public until Sunday, the 17th of July.

Opening times Monday to Sunday: 9.00am – 5.00pm.

Admission to view the exhibition is free of charge

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