Well, I wouldn't say the religions "first took place" there, but at one point in time, neoliticum, I think, someone built massive pagan temples there, that can be linked to Stone Henge and Newgrange and other religious buildings all the way up to Sweden. Scroll back on this thread and there is more on that subject. You are not the first Maltese to ask, so how come y'all seem to have such difficulties finding out about your prehistoric past?? I mean, they're fairly big temples that have been fully exacavated, and there really is no way of hiding them in the landscape, even if you wanted to, so how can you not know about them? I'm just curious, because it seems weird that other European people seem to be reasonably familiar with the famous Maltese temples, but the people that live on Malta are not. I mean, when I grew up, the Temples of Malta were a tourist destination, like flying to Rome or going to Venice... Is the government trying to hush the history, or is it the church or what? Just curious.