Around Malta - Vedette Traditional Maltese boat, tied up in Vittoriosa marina.
Contributor:Terry Dean / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:2848 x 4288 px | 24.1 x 36.3 cm | 9.5 x 14.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:13 April 2010
Location:Vittoriosa marina, Valletta, Malta
The Luzzu, Mata's traditional fishing boat. Brightly painted with a high prow are just like the ancient Maltese craft of Phoenician times. On the bow is carved 'the eye of Oris' the ancient Egyptian god of the afterlife, who supposedly wards off evil spirits.