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In Neptune's Courtyard, in the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John, stands this bronze sculpture of the ancient roman god of the sea. Revered for centuries, Neptune provided bountiful support to generations of seafaring mariners, and those who lived by the sea. Often temperamental, his mood could change in an insant, producing fleet-wrecking storms.

 

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_luzzu-vi.jpg For centuries, Maltese fishermen have been using the traditional Mediterranean high prowed boat known as a dghajsa. These brightly painted wooden boats can be rowed, sailed, or powered by an engine, and continue to be built to this day.It is interesting to note that in this mostly Catholic nation, the majority of boats display the "Eye of Horus" (named for the ancient, pre-Christian Egyptian god). It is a traditional form of protection for those who venture on the water.
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In Neptune's Courtyard, in the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John, stands this bronze sculpture of the ancient roman god of the sea. Revered for centuries, Neptune provided bountiful support to generations of seafaring mariners, and those who lived by the sea. Often temperamental, his mood could change in an insant, producing fleet-wrecking storms.

 

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San_Miguel98,that statue also appears on the Maltese 1972 gold 50 Pounds coin.

 

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