Archaeological Society of Malta

Archaeological Society of Malta

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National Museum of Archaeology


Archaeological Society of Malta monthly lecture

15 October

National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta


The multi-period sanctuary site of Tas-Silġ (Marsaxlokk) is arguably one of Malta’s most important archaeological sites. Not only does the site retain substantial physical remains, but it preserves over four millennia of ancient construction activity, spanning the Late Neolithic period to the Early Modern era. In July 2019, Heritage Malta and the Department of Classics and Archaeology, of the University of Malta, collaborated on an new excavation project at the site, with the aims of exploring a section of the Roman temple and Early Modern farmhouse above part of it. It was quickly realised that the farmhouse sat directly on exciting and unexplored archaeologcal remains, revealing important new insights into the story of Tas-Silġ. The first results of this project will be presented during this lecture, by outlining the main objectives behind the collaboration, the exciting new survey methods being adopted, and presenting some tentative updated interpretations about the site’s numerous building phases. 

 Admission to this event is free of charge.

Time: 1800 hours




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