Armorial Tombs in Malta

 
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14 April 2013 12:06
 

Hi all,

I’ve been exploring the website of St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta, which was built as the conventual church for the SMOM (http://www.stjohnscocathedral.com).

 

If you haven’t already viewed it, it is a real treat.  You are probably familiar with the inlaid marble and lapidary tombs of knights with incredible armorial displays:

http://www.garyschwartzarthistorian.nl/images/fck-uploaded/Image/VallettaCoCathedralFloorOverview.jpg

 

Fran├žois Velde has a great page you’ve probably seen:

http://heraldica.org/topics/national/malta3.htm

 

What I found really neat is that the catherdral’s website includes a full list of the names of the armigers: http://www.stjohnscocathedral.com/inlaid-marble-tombs/full-tomb-lapidary-list.html

 

There is also an interactive map where you can click on different parts of the floor plan and the website will display information about each tomb and, in many cases, detailed images of the armorial gravestones: http://www.stjohnscocathedral.com/inlaid-marble-tombs.html

 

Here is an example:

http://www.stjohnscocathedral.com/index.php?id=17&KeepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&height=550&width=900

 

http://www.stjohnscocathedral.com/typo3temp/pics/3_035766624a.jpg

 

http://www.stjohnscocathedral.com/typo3temp/pics/3_d33e7fb39d.jpg

 

Cheers,

 
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15 April 2013 16:14
 

I know that the heraldry on display at St. John’s has been discussed at least twice on this forum. I went there a few years ago and it’s really amazing.

 
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17 April 2013 01:51
 

Wow!!—another trip for my bucket list!  (...and no cracks about bucket shops please,,,)

 
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17 April 2013 08:34
 

Wow, indeed!

 
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