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The Executioner’s House in Malta

Found on the quiet Paċifiku Scicluna Street in the medieval city of Birgu (also known as Vittoriosa), there is a small, abandoned house with old electricity wires hanging from its eroding walls. It is no coincidence that this house is so close to the old Inquisitor’s Palace.

Dating from the 16th century, this used to be the house of the executioner and his family during the times of the Order of St John and the Inquisition. The executioner’s symbol, an eye sandwiched between two axes, can still be seen engraved on top of the windows.


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