A lifetime of Archaeological research
It was in Malta, where I had spent 5 wonderful years at the end of my military career working with the archaeological Dept. of Cambridge University on the excavation of Malta's remarkable Catacombs with Dr. David Trump and the wonderful Fr. Victor Camilleri who remained a dear friend for 50 odd years until his untimely demise on December 15,2011.
During those 5 years I was privileged to photograph and record all the archaeological sites on the islands of Malta and Gozo, including the amazing G’gantija (3,600 – 3,000 B.C.), the earliest freestanding stone monument built by man. It pre dates the pyramids of Egypt and are older than England’s Stonehenge. I have spent considerable time at Stonehenge in the 50’s and again in 1988. My work for the then Maltese Government Information Department from 1955 – 1960 also included recording all the treasures left by the Knights and displayed in the museums and Churches on the Islands. During my two-year return visit to the Island to write my most recent book “Malta – Mediterranean Jewel”, and complete my degree certification I was privileged to design a photo marketing program for introduction at all Malta’s most frequently visited Archaeological sites. I filmed a pilot program at “Ghar Dalam” the cave of Darkness, for my World of Unexplained Mysteries (Malta) television series. My work on the remarkable “Shroud of Turin” Mystery resulted in the re mastering of my interviews with the Sturp group, researching the results of their investigative study conducted in 80's into the authenticity of this amazing artifact. In my 70 odd years I have had the opportunity to work and visit archaeological sites in China, Cyprus, Australia, Central and South America, Ireland, Great Briton, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, and Cambodia, to name but a few.
During the 80’s, an Exhibition of my replica artifacts from the Louvre Museum toured Australia and was also used as the basis of my presentation of the Howard Carter Story to Australian High School Students.
For the past two years I have had the privilege to work alongside the amazing Dr. Lonnie Hammargren, and consider it an honor to be part of this tribute project to this great Nevadan.
Most recently I have opened the Hall of Antiquities, and antique mall with exhibition space and the Temple of Ra' Egyptian themed meeting space.
My latest book (No.7) has just been published "Malta"
Unique traits: Retired archaeologist, author, broadcaster and writer/director of Peter J. Shield's World of unexplained Mysteries.
World of unexplained Mysteries Radio and television series
Television by Shield Internetional Writer, director and host
Count the cash Game show.
Theater by Shield International Creator,producer and host
7 published books inc; "Image of his God" - (Shroud of Turin) "Malta" - (History and guide to retirement), "Yard Sale Archaeologist", "Don Quixote and the Windmills"- (Childrens illustrated book) and "My Fun Life" - (Travel and time-share industry) "Senio
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