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NEWS: Open day at the Roman Villa


Yesterday morning the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies of the University of Malta had organised an open-day at the Zejtun Roman Villa located in the ground of the Carlo Diacono School.

This Department in the past six years has been responsible for further archaeological studies on this important site at Zejtun.  Through these summer camps a number of archaeological students besides having time to practice their academic studies, assist in furthering the research on this site by carrying out archaeological excavations.  Through these archaeological more information  is being gathered on this Roman Villa and new discoveries unearthed.

Besides further quantities of pottery shards, this years main discovery was a portable olive press which was uncovered in the past days.  This archaeological field study is being lead by Dr Nicholas Vella assisted by a team of qualified archaeologists and attended by a good group of archaeological students.

Yesterday’s open-day was well attended not only by Zejtun residents but also by others who have such heritage at heart.

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