Archaeologists have been seen documenting another discovery at iż-Żejtun.
Some weeks ago a back garden of one of the old houses along Triq Santa Katarina have been cleared through an access opened along Triq Alfredo Cachia Zammit after a permit was issued by MEPA for the construction of an apartment block having its frontage on the latter street. Soon after the top soil was removed all works were stopped. In the following days archaeologists have been seen entering the site and investigating some features which have been found dug in the rock.
Wirt iż-Żejtun had reported this case to the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage and we were informed that the site is being monitored by an archaeological monitor under the direction of the Superintendence, however we were not given other information with regards to what was discovered.
When seen from the gate closing the construction site, it is clear that there are man-made features in the rock and what it looks like a quarry side. We hope that reports on what was discovered will be issued soon.
It is important to note that in the first half of the 20th century a classical tomb was discovered few metres away from this site in Triq Santa Katarina.
Often wonder how much treasure still lies buried within the confines of the village and its hamlets.