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WATCH: Explore Qormi’s Qirda Valley, home to some of Malta’s biggest historical enigmas
A valley with all sorts of bizarre puzzles…

Emma Galea

In his latest adventure, local explorer Pierre Farrugia took his audience on a tour of Qormi’s mysterious Qirda Valley (Wied Qirda in Maltese).

This is the perfect spot for a quaint, serene walk, although it’s also bound to intrigue those who have a taste for all things spooky – you’ll soon see why…

Soon after setting off on his hike, Pierre came across a huge rock that emits a very particular sound when struck by another rock. The explorer said the sound’s comparable to that of a church bell, although not as loud.

Some say that the rock is hollow from the inside.

Soon after, Pierre came across an eerie landmark shrouded in mystery – ‘The Tomb of the English Lady’.

There are many rumours and legends surrounding this tomb. One of them notes that it was built to honour the memory of an English lady who died in the area after falling off her horse.

Rumour also has it that the tomb was built by a British soldier named Major Patrick Yule to mark the atrocities he witnessed during his expedition in Xanthos – a Turkish city nowadays known as Antalya.

If that wasn’t confusing enough, this tomb is also located around three to four stories above ground and there are no stairs leading up to it. This makes the site completely inaccessible.

Pierre walked on until he reached ‘The Cave of the Pig’ – a site which warranted its very own video.

The cave is known by two names: ‘The Cave of the Pig’, as legend has it that a pig that was once lost inside the caves was never found, and ‘The Cave of the Crosses’, since there are loads of crosses engraved inside it.

This spot is pretty unlike anything else on the island, since it has hand-dug markings on the inside resembling the pattern of a rib cage.

The real origins of the markings remain a bizarre enigma to many.

Have you ever visited any of these places?

Main Images: YouTube/Pierre Farrugia

28th April 2022 


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as my films as she possibly can!

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