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EVENTS: A tour to Tas-Silġ and San Niklaw


DSCN4104The latest event organised by Wirt iż-Żejtun included a tour to the Tas-Silg Sanctuary site and the chapel of St. Nicholas or San Niklaw as is commonly know.

DSCN4100On Sunday 2nd June more than seventy persons attended this cultural tour to an area which up to some years ago was within the geographical boundaries of iż-Żejtun.  This area is not only rich in archaeology but also in architecture.  Tas-Silġ is a multi-layer archaeological site and is one of the most important archaeological sites in Malta.  The large group attending was split in two as there was a limit on the number of persons which could enter tas-Silġ at one time. the other group was taken for a visit to the chapel of St Nicholas which is few metres away from tas-Silġ.

DSCN4098DSCN4057Tas-Silġ falls under the curatorship of Heritage Malta, who provide it us with the professional services of David Cardona who is the curator for Punic, Roman and Medieval sites of this national agency.  Mr Cardona described in detail the importance of the different layers discovered so far on this marvelous archaeological site.  Those present appreciated the professional way of his presentation.

The visit to St Nicholas Chapel was possible through the assistance of Mr Thomas Cauchi who is responsible for the curatorship of this early baroque way-side chapel found mid-way between iż-Żejtun and Marsaxlokk.

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