First replica of Napoleon’s letter presented to the President, others issued for sale

Heritage Malta

Heritage Malta presented a replica of Napoleon’s letter to His Excellency the President of Malta, whilst announcing the issue of 40 other replicas for sale to the general public, with all proceeds going to the Malta Community Chest Fund.

The original letter, in which Napoleon commanded General Desaix to start planning the invasion of Malta in 1798, was acquired by Heritage Malta last July for the sum of €60,000. It is currently on display at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta and will remain there till the end of this month, before finding its permanent place at the Martitime Museum in Birgu where it will be the centrepiece in the newly refurbished section dedicated to the French period in Malta.

To commemorate the acquisition of this historic document which played an important part in shaping our country’s history, Heritage Malta is issuing a limited amount of replicas, each individually numbered, so that their respective buyers may keep a part of our history in their homes whilst contributing to a just cause.

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The first replica was presented to His Excellency the President of Malta, Dr George Vella, at San Anton Palace by Heritage Malta Chairman Anthony Scicluna, Executive Director Mario Cutajar, Chief Executive Officer Noel Zammit, Chief Operations Officer Kenneth Gambin, and Principal Curator at the Maritime Museum Liam Gauci.

Zammit said that following the public’s enthusiastic response to see the original letter, Heritage Malta deemed it fit to offer a unique opportunity through these replicas, whilst doing its part to give a helping hand to the Malta Community Chest Fund.

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Replicas of Napoleon’s letter are available online and also at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta and the Ġgantija Temples in Gozo.

For more information you may visit Heritage Malta’s websitehttp://www.heritagemalta.org.

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