‘Il-Gebla tal-General’ Gozo, Malta

the-generals-rock-gozoA fungus, Fungus Gaulitanus, which grows on the rock had medicinal qualities and this fungus was used by the Knights of St. John. They valued the fungus so much that they guarded the island. A penalty of death was imposed on any one trying to steal the fungus.

Because the cliffs of the island are shear and high, the knights erected a man carrying hoist system between the island and the land, to facilitate the collection of the fungus.  The locals call Fungus Rock Il-Gebla tal-General, which means General’s Rock.

Source http://www.malta-info.co.uk

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