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This photo shows a place called Dwejra.Dwejra is also home of the Fungus Rock or, as it is locally known, "Il-Gebla tal-General" which translates to General's Rock. It is called so in remembrance of the Italian General who centuries ago fell to his death while supervising quarrying activities in the area. History tells us that a special plant with medicinal and healing properties used to grow on Fungus Rock and because of this the Rock used to be heavily guarded during the era of the Knights of Malta. Anyone caught stealing the crop was sentenced to death or to life on the galleys. The crop was picked and brought to the mainland by using a primitive system of baskets and pulleys.

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  • Copyright: Thomas Schembri (disturbia73) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 59] (373)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-10-26
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-04-15 3:02
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