History of Malta

Malta’s geographical position, strategically located at the crossroads between Europe, Africa and the Middle East, has always played a very important part in its history. Testament to this is the fact that Malta has been conquered and colonised by almost every civilisation in the region, including the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Moors, the Normans, the Spanish, the French and the British, among others.