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Title: Tobacco pipes from Malta
Authors: Wood, John
Keywords: Malta -- History
Tobacco pipes -- Malta -- History
Pipe smoking
Malta -- Antiquities
Manners and customs -- History
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: John Wood
Citation: Unpublished work
Abstract: Four areas are mentioned in this report. The inquistor's Palace at Birgu, Manoel Island, Mdina and Mnajdra. Inquistor's Palace. The Roman Inquisition was officially set up in Malta in 1575 after Grand Master La Cassiere sought the help of the Vatican to act as an intermediary between himself and the bishop. There is no mention of tobacco in Malta at this date. However by the Inquisition's departure in 1798 smoking had been commonplace for over a century and a half and may well have been practiced by staff and prisoners alike. Manoel Island, Marsamxett. This harbour was used for quarantine between the late 16th and 19th centuries. Many of the artefacts described here are from the sea around Manoel Island. The Mdina site is north of the left flank of the de Homedes bastion, beneath a 17th century palace originally belonging to the Moscati Pariso family. From Mnajdra, rural spot containing some spectacular archaeological remains, there is one artefact.
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