Aerial view of the Church of St John, 20th century, Xewkija, Gozo, Malta, pictured on June 7, 2008, in the morning. The Republic of Malta consists of seven islands in the Mediterranean Sea of which Malta, Gozo and Comino have been inhabited since c.5,200 BC. It has been ruled by Phoenicians (Malat is Punic for safe haven), Greeks, Romans, Fatimids, Sicilians, Knights of St John, French and the British, from whom it became independent in 1964. Xewkija became a parish in 1678 and its original church was consecrated in 1755. The new church, 1951-78, designed by Joseph D'Amato, and inspired by the Basilica of Santa Maria Della Salute, Venice, features a huge rotunda and dome 75 metres high and 28 metres in diameter. The old church has been rebuilt next door. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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Aerial view of the Church of St John, 20th century, Xewkija, Gozo, Malta, pictured on June 7, 2008, in the morning. The Republic of Malta consists of seven islands in the Mediterranean Sea of which Malta, Gozo and Comino have been inhabited since c.5,200 BC. It has been ruled by Phoenicians (Malat is Punic for safe haven), Greeks, Romans, Fatimids, Sicilians, Knights of St John, French and the British, from whom it became independent in 1964. Xewkija became a parish in 1678 and its original...
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