National Geographic : 1935 Nov
656 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by T. H . Salt BENEATH "STRAW HAT" STONE LIDS LIE OLD MALTESE GRANARIES STILL USED Knights built the underground warehouses and in them stored grain to feed the people. Wheat and barley will grow on many of the island's 10,000 farms, but much grain is imported and kept until needed in these bins between Valletta and Floriana (see page 666). Photograph by Edw. A. Gouder LOST IN ANTIQUITY ARE THE BUILDERS OF THIS RUINED TEMPLE Tradition says Malta's prehistoric people were Cyclopes, a fabled race of giants with one eye in the center of the forehead. The residents left traces of their civilization in stone here at Tarshin. They worked without metal, cutting the blocks with sharpened flints.