A collection of frescoes depicting the 1565 Great Siege by the troops of the Ottoman empire on the island of Malta are now available on a high-definition online exhibition thanks to Google Arts & Culture.
The programme in partnership with Heritage Malta brings a collection of Frescoes, all of which are located in the Grandmaster’s Palace in Valletta. These frescoes tell the story of how the Maltese people under the governance of the Knights of St. John, defended the island from a siege that lasted 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days. You can also observe the importance of the Three Cities in the Grand Harbour as the Knight’s first home.
These delicate murals painted on wet plaster are very delicate and thus difficult to observe in detail without the intervention on technology.