Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Number 14: 34-39 - December 1952

A publication of the National Speleological Society

The Caves of Malta
T.R. Shaw


Unlike Gibraltar and Majorca, Malta cannot be regarded as one of the main cave areas of the Mediterranean. It does have a speleological history, however, in which stories associating its caves with the myth of the Cyclops and of the nymph Calypso are intermingled with the fact of the shipwreck on that Island of the Apostle Paul. The author ably describes a number of the caves located on both the island of Malta and it adjoining island of Gozo, some of which were supposedly used by all three of the above mentioned personages.

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