Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta.
Special thanks to the head of department Dr Carmel Serracino.
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Site visit to the exhibition Meet the Phoenicians of Malta
22/10/2022 @ 2:00 PM
Site visit to the Meet the Phoenicians of Malta exhibition at the National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta. A Phoenician stone sarcophagus excavated last year at Għajn Klieb, on the outskirts of Rabat, is one of the major attractions in this exhibition. It brings to light the results of months of painstaking studies by a multidisciplinary team researching the sarcophagus and two other tombs discovered in the area, as well as their contents. The three tombs, although inherently different, shed light on the burial rituals of the earliest Phoenicians on the island.
There is no charge to the general public.
The visit will be led by Mr David Cardona, Senior Curator, Phoenician, Roman and Medieval Sites, Heritage Malta. Mr Cardona will also take members round the Phoenician and Punic section on the top floor of the museum. The museum authorities have very kindly waived the fee for entrance to the galleries.
Meeting at 2pm inside the museum. This visit is open to members only.
NB The Archaeological Society Malta is a Long Term Collaborating Organization of International Archaeology Day organised by the Archaeological Institute of America. The October events will be part of the International Archaeology Day on 15 October.