National Geographic : 1943 Mar
British- Combine Deep in Malta's Limestone He Hews a New Home In a month, working by himself, he can cut the entrance tunnel and a family living room, safe from enemy bombs. The limestone is soft enough to cut easily, but hardens upon exposure to the air (page 386). Pasi from Three Lions La Valette (Vallette) Defended Malta Centuries Ago Master of the Maltese Order, heorganized island defenses against the Turks in 1565. With 600 Knights and afew thousand islanders, heheld off the in vaders for several months during the Great Siege. Valletta isnamed after him.