There are many ways to immortalise the history our little island is packed with – and Carmelo Camilleri has found one of them.
Carmelo, a local artist, spent two whole years creating this miniature masterpiece; a model of the Royal Opera House that once stood tall in Valletta.
"The Royal Opera House was built during the British Era on the site of the Auberge d'Angleterre in Strada Reale, Valletta between 1862 and 1866," Discover Malta wrote in a post on social media.
Sadly, the epic theatre fell victim to a World War II air raid by Luftwaffe bombers after suffering from a direct hit and crumbled to the ground.
Today all that's left are the building's foundations which were later redesigned and converted into an open-air theatre by famous Italian architect Renzo Piano.
However, thanks to the hands (and endless patience) of Carmelo, we're still able to appreciate the historical building’s beauty.
If you’re curious to learn more about this beautiful piece of architecture, read up on some of its history here.
Do you think it should be rebuilt?