SELMUN PALACE - NORTH OF MALTA

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Selmun Palace is an important historical landmark on the northeastern shore of Malta, the Mediterranean island.  The palace was constructed in the early 17th century by an institution which was set up to pay ransom for Christians abducted by Muslim pirates.  It became a sort of Early Modern resort for the Knights of St. John, members of the military-religious order that ruled Malta for centuries and who did plenty of pirating of their own.  Later a hotel, the palace closed in 2010 but is a protected monument under Maltese law.  

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