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MEDIAEVAL MDINA --- ''The city could also afford the luxury of water fountains in the main squares''

By Edcat55
The knights of St John
When the Order of the Knights of St John accepted King Charles Vís offer of the Maltese islands,
this they did reluctantly. The delegation they had sent on a fact-finding mission on the conditions
of the mALTESE islands, prior to their acceptance, described Malta as barren and lacking greenery and
afflicted by contagious diseases. This report also describes in great detail the availability of water
at the existing settlements in particular the old city of Mdina and the fortified cities in the harbour
area. From the report one can conclude that the Maltese noblemen, who lived predominantly in
the city of Mdina, derived their drinking water from underground tanks whilst the springs that fed
the western part of the citadel were used for the irrigation of the gardens. The city could also
afford the luxury of two water fountains in the main squares

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NDODS Plus
12 5.8k 130 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2022 12:52PM
An interesting supporting narrative to a very well composed and captured image.

Thanks for sharing

Regards Nathan
23 Nov 2022 12:59PM
A fascinating story to accompany a delightful image! The next time I'm in Mdina I will look out for the square.
Peter

23 Nov 2022 2:03PM
What a beautiful scene, Herbert...great light.

Peter
23 Nov 2022 3:41PM
Splendid Dwin !
kaybee 18 8.5k 27 Scotland
23 Nov 2022 9:01PM
Quite surprising really considering it is on top of a hill.

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