Maritime connectivity and cross-cultural interactions between Malta and Sicily during the Late Medieval period

Dr Keith Buhagiar, lecturer in Palaeochristian, Byzantine and Medieval archaeology at the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Malta, will present ongoing research and will explore possible High and Late Medieval period cultural, architectural and artistic influences filtering into Malta due to its maritime connectivity with the south-east Sicilian coast. He will also attempt the identification of the south-eastern Sicilian town of Scicli’s long lost Norman period harbour of Marsa Sciklah, the location of which has faded from popular memory.

A presentation entitled Maritime connectivity and cross-cultural interactions between Malta and Sicily during the Late Medieval period will be given on Wednesday 20 October 2019. The presentation is part of the lecture programme of The Archaeological Society Malta and will be held at 6 pm at the National Museum of Archaeology, Republic Street, Valletta.

Photo: Scicli
Photo credit: Keith Buhagiar

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