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Mdina and the earthquake of 1693

Mdina and the earthquake of 1693

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Published by Heritage Books in [Malta] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Malta,
  • Mdina.,
  • Mediterranean Region.
    • Subjects:
    • Earthquakes -- Malta -- Mdina.,
    • Earthquakes -- Mediterranean Region.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementedited by John Azzopardi.
      ContributionsAzzopardi, John.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE536.2.M38 M37 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 88 p. :
      Number of Pages88
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1264781M
      LC Control Number94959745

      After a devastating earthquake in , much of Malta was rebuilt. One of the prettiest examples is Casa Gourgion. The palace was finished in and the façade was added much later. Notice the lancet arches, rose windows, carved ornamentation and the coat of arms for the Knights Hospitaller, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. It was built between and to replace a ruined Norman cathedral destroyed by the earthquake on Malta. Despite this, several artifacts and edifices survived including the painting by the Calabrian artist Mattia Preti depicting the conversion of Saint Paul, a 15th-century Tuscan painting of the Madonna and Child, and frescoes in the.

      Following a report of the damages incurred, the Chapter, in collaboration with Lorenzo Cafà, decides to rebuild the cathedral on 11 April Volcanic activity on Mount Etna in Sicily causes a tremendous earthquake that hit Sicily and Malta on 11 January. The Church was built between and and is believed to have been designed by the French military engineer Mederico Blondel des Croisettes (). It is one of the most important centralized churches in Maltese Baroque architecture and was the first church to be built in Malta to an elliptical plan.

      Perched on top of a plateau, Mdina is also host to a Cathedral which suffered extensive damage through a devastating earthquake in and rebuilt by Lorenzo Gafa’ in The Cathedral’s floor is paved and decorated with marble tombstones that display details such as the coat of arms of the bishops of Mdina and of other significant. Although the construction of Valletta lessened its importance, a strong earthquake in led to reconstruction, and a revival of the city. Since that time, Mdina has changed very little.


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At about pm on JanuMalta and Gozo experienced the worst earthquake in their history. The tremor lasted some four minutes and was felt all over both islands. In the words of a. Buy Mdina and the earthquake of by (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible cturer: Heritage Books.

The Sicily earthquake struck parts of southern Italy near Sicily, Calabria, and Malta on January 11 at around local time. This earthquake was preceded by a damaging foreshock on January 9. The main quake had an estimated magnitude of on the moment magnitude scale, the most powerful in Italian recorded history, and a maximum intensity of XI (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity Areas affected: Southern Italy, notably Sicily, and Malta.

Mdina suffered severe damage during the Sicily earthquake, although no casualties were reported the 13th-century Cathedral of St.

Paul was partially destroyed, and it was rebuilt by Lorenzo Gafà in the Baroque style between and Country: Malta.

At about pm on JanuMalta and Gozo experienced the worst earthquake in their history. The tremor lasted some four minutes and was felt all over both islands. Although not totally destroyed, the old medieval Sicolo-Norman cathedral was very severally damaged.

The chapel of St. Agatha dates back to and is of great historical interest, recalling Mdina being saved from a Muslim attack. It was destroyed in the Sicilian earthquake ofrebuilt by Gafa, Malta's leading Baroque architect, and housed refugees during WWII.

The devastating earthquake of almost totally destroyed Mdina's old cathedral. The original cathedral dated back to the 13th century and can be seen in two of Matteo Perez d'Aleccio's frescos in the Grand Masters' Palace in Valletta.

Less than 10 years after its collapse, a new baroque church had risen in its place. The Cathedral at Mdina was for about three hundred years the only large church on the island. The building, erected during the Norman period, suffered considerable damage through an earthquake on the 11th of January ; rebuilt by Lorenzo Gafà, it was dedicated on the 8th of October Parish Po.

The earthquake of 11 January in Val di Noto is the most significant earthquake felt in Malta since the 16th century. In Sicily, it caused the death of aro a magnitude ofit is considered to be the most powerful earthquakes in Italian history.

The earthquake was preceded on 9 January by a precursory earthquake of a magnitude of around which was strongly. Tista' taqra bil- Malti.A painting by Mattia Preti in the apse of the Mdina Cathedral has been restored. The work was inaugurated by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi on Tuesday evening.

The project which was partly financed by the EU, cost €70, The painting, on the wall of the old church, which existed before the earthquake [ ].

Bishop Davide Cocco Palmieri (), who oversaw the reconstruction of the Mdina Cathedral in Malta, and the Gozo collegiate church (now a cathedral). The earthquake filled the Maltese. The Inquisition and the Mdina Provicariat Archives, previously located in the same building, were likewise opened for public research under the custody of the Cathedral.

Archbishop Michael Gonzi further transferred many volumes of the Depositeria records of the Cathedral Chapter from the Mdina Palace to the Old Seminary.

The Mdina Experience, 7, Mesquita Square, Mdina, ☎ +. – A 30 minute film showing the history of Mdina, running every 45 minutes. You can buy a combined ticket for this and the Knights of Malta for € € edit; The Knights of Malta, 14/19 Casa Magazzini, Magazine Street, Mdina, ☎ + Part 1: The building of the Cathedral Museum and its historical transitions Mdina: A city of arts and seat of the mother church The institution of the first Diocesan seminary: Valletta, Vittoriosa, and Mdina Bishop Mgr Paul Alpheran De Bussan and the building of a new seminary The nineteenth century and other historical transitions The [ ].

Prior to the earthquake ofMattia Preti was commissioned to decorate the choir. From the six works that Preti did for the said choir, one can select the Miracle of the Viper and the Healing of Publius’ Father, as his best output.

The choir stalls are yet another remain from the old Cathedral, and are in fact, partially fifteenth century work.

The epicentre of the magnitude earthquake was offshore, close to the coast of Catania. In Sicily, the earthquake killed o people and caused extensive damage to Syracuse, Catania, Agrigento, Avola, Noto, Ragusa and many other towns and villages.

A strong earthquake in destroyed a large number of buildings in Mdina. After the earthquake the Cathedral was rebuilt on the designs of the Maltese architect Lorenzo Gafa. Today, no cars (other than those of a limited number of residents, emergency vehicles, wedding cars and hearses) are allowed in Mdina and there is a calming atmosphere.

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul (Maltese: Il-Katidral Metropolitan ta' San Pawl), commonly known as St Paul's Cathedral or the Mdina Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Mdina, Malta, dedicated to St. Paul the cathedral was founded in the 12th century, and according to tradition it stands on the site of where Roman governor Publius met St.

Paul following his. The Cathedral Museum Of Mdina A Monumental Complex Of Maltese Baroque Splendour Part 1: The building of the Cathedral Museum and its historical transitions Mdina: A city of arts and seat of the mother church The institution of the first Diocesan seminary: Valletta, Vittoriosa, and Mdina Bishop Mgr Paul Alpheran De Bussan and the building of a new seminary The nineteenth century and other.

Up until this day it is the seat of the Maltese bishop and the Mdina cathedral still takes precedence over the co-cathedral of St. John. As the knights chose Birgu (Vittoriosa) as their new capital the Great Siege of by the Turks was directed there and not at Mdina.

St. Paul Cathedral, a gem in the fortified city of Mdina Dating back to the 17th century, this church is dedicated to St. Paul, believed to have been shipwrecked on the island in 60AD and laid the foundations for Christianity here.

It was built on the remains of a Norman cathedral dates back to the medieval time that was destroyed by an earthquake in After the earthquake it was reconstructed in a fabulous baroque style for the Grandmaster Vilhena. When rebuilt the palace was enlarged and Mdina's main gate had to be moved a few metres.

See Mdina .