Other Monuments We Can't Believe We Have To Ask You To Not Fuck Up

Since apparently Ġgantija is just an 'old stone'.

Ggantija Outside

Featured photo: artist's impression of what Ġgantija could look like if more people only thought of it as 'an old stone'.

By now you've probably seen the sad news that a couple took it upon themselves to deface the Ġgantija Megalithic Temples, aka one of the most iconic locations on the Maltese islands.

The temples, which predate Stonehenge and the Pyramids by a substantial number of years, form an integral part of every secondary school curriculum which is why it's so frustrating that anyone expects people to tell them not to etch deep carvings into UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Just in case we're totally wrong about being frustrated, here are some more PSA to safeguard our history:

1. Please don't set fire to Valletta

Yes, it may be 'little more than a collection of limestone bricks arranged into Baroque designs', but please don't set it on fire to demonstrate your burning love for someone.

Great Fire

2. Please don't use explosives on the Azure Window

Yes, it may be 'a sea cave with no back wall', but please don't explode the last bit of connecting-rock left just to have it renamed as "Khal Drogo's Dick".


3. Please don't waterslide down the aqueducts 

Sure, perhaps they are simply 'ancient Roman stone pipes', but please don't turn them into your personal waterpark.

Waterslide Gif

4. Please don't pour food colouring into Triton Fountain

Fair enough, it isn't much more than 'three meremen holding a borma', but please don't change the water's colour to represent your political party or Pokemon Go team.

Triton Edited

Original, non-food-coloured image by Joshua Zader

5. Please don't spray-paint Mdina's bastions

Sure, in essence, they're just 'thick ħitan tas-sejjieħ', but if you could avoid using the walls as Malta's largest billboard, that'd be great.


6. Please don't cut down the trees at Buskett

Yes, it is just 'a bunch of green leaves and wood', but please don't cut it down to keep your fireplace going that one day of winter when it's actually cold.

Chainsaw Gif

7. Please don't carve your own name into the War Memorial

Sure, it's only 'a pillar with some names etched on it' but please don't add your name to that list to show that you also love your country.


8. Please don't cover Comino in deck ch- oh...

... guess we're too late on this one, huh?


What other PSAs do you think we need to avoid any more dumb incidents? Tell us in the comments on Facebook!

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