Malta landmark featured in Game of Thrones has collapsed into the sea

The country's Prime Minister tweeted the "heartbreaking" news and shared photos of the destroyed Azure Window

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A world-famous natural landmark in Malta, nicknamed “The Azure Window” and used as a backdrop in Game of Thrones, has collapsed into the sea. 

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After hundreds of years, the striking rock formation – named Tieqa ta-Dwejra in Maltese – suddenly disappeared during heavy storms in Gozo. 

The Azure Window could be spotted in the Dothraki wedding scene in Game of Thrones during season one.

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It also popped up in Clash of the Titans, The Odyssey and The Count of Monte Cristo.