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In Loving Memory of Fr. Victor J. Camilleri, MSSP
Dr. Peter J. Shield with Fr. Victor J. Camilleri MSSP; RIP
This site is now dedicated to the memory of one of the most beautiful and inspiring men it has been my privilege to know. Fr. Victor J. Camilleri, who passed into the arms of his God on December 15th,2011. I first met Victor whilst in Malta in the early 1950's. I was Associated Press's photo journalist there and attached to the then government's Central Office of Information. Working with Cambridge Universities archaeological team Fr. Victor took me under his wing and allowed me to assist with the excavation of the St. Agatha's catacombs - a project that has been dear to my heart ever since. I featured Victor in my Historic Novel "In the Image of His God" published two years ago. Our birthdays were only two days apart and we celebrated together on several occasions. His loss will be felt by all whose lives he touched and he will remain in my heart forever. May God rest his sole and welcome him into his arms where he so rightly belongs. Dr. Peter J. Shield PhD, ARP, CSST.
Welcome to our Web site. This site offers you the opportunity to learn more about Dr. Peter J.Shield's World of Unexplained Mysteries, founded in 1979. My World of Unexplained Mysteries spans the globe through the advent of the World Wide Web.
I’m privileged to travel the planet reporting on some of the world’s strangest mysteries, from my home here in fabulous Las Vegas, NV, I’ll bring you up to date and keep you well informed on the bizaare world in which we live and beyond.
As a charter member of ‘TeamSeti’; who’s watchful eye on the sky scans the universe for signs of extraterrestrial life, we’ll stay in touch with those responsible for controlling the world’s largest telescope. Are there visitors from outer space amongst us? Is there someone else out there or are we alone in this great universe?
Our approach is always factual as we talk to experts and authorities that can shed light on some of this planets most intriguing mysteries.
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 has remained a friend these 50 odd years.
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. Unfortunately my health caused an early return to the USA and the project was never implimented.
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. (http://shroudresearch.com)
I was also able to record details of the “Shroud of Malta” which features prominantly in my historic fiction based in Malta - "In the Image of His God". (http://pjshield.com)
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 Louve Museum toured Australia and was also used as the basis of my presentation of the Howard Carter Story to Australian High School Students. . If you have comments or questions, let us know using the links below.
Thanks for visiting and be sure to check back often for updated information.
Dr.Peter J. Shield PhD. ARP
Dr. Peter J. Shield and Father Victor Camilleri MSSP. at St. Agathas 1956
My "World of Unexplained Mysteries" visit to Ghar Dalam - The Cave of Darkness!
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