Principality of New Malta
The Principality of New Malta occupies a surface area of 330 Km2 on Burke’s Island. It is the headquarters of the ancient Ice Knights, now reorganized in the Sovereign Order of San Juan of Jerusalem – World Confederation (SOSJJ). The Principality of New Malta joins the ALO.
The Grand Master of the Knigts is S.A. Cesare Fussone, Regent Prince of Antarcticland, Prince of King, New Malta and Thurston. The knight uses the Castle of Rhodes as primary base.
The Sovereign Order of the Knights of Antarcticland (anciently known as the sovereign Order of the Knights of Ice) was founded in 1821 by Fabian Gottlieb Bellingshausen (also known by the Russian name of Фаддей Фаддеевич Беллинсгаузен) to defend the Antarctic Continent, which he discovered and received as a gift from Tsar Alexander I.