Category Archives: Archaeology

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ARCHAEOLOGY: Misqa-tanks discovered in the 1950s identified at Buleben

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Laurie Gravino was an archaeology enthusiast and photographer who lived at Żejtun and at a young age he used to accompany, Dun Ġwann Farrugia, in his country walks, always in search of historical remains. Gravino used to document anything found … Continue reading

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ARCHAEOLOGY: Punic Tombs? Not only

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Archaeology is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture and not just the excavation of tombs and old structures.  There are very important archaeological sites in which not a single structure exist, but the material deposited … Continue reading

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NEWS: Another archaeological discovery?

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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 … Continue reading

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ARCHAEOLOGY: Wine before Olive Oil!

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It has now been scientifically confirmed.  Viticulture  at Żejtun was present before olive oil production. This year’s archaeological field study at the Żejtun Roman Villa by the students of the Department of Classical Studies and Archaeology of the University of … Continue reading

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NEWS: Sponsorship by ACTAVIS

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The pharmaceuticals producer ACTAVIS who have their industrial facility at Bulebel Industrial Estate at Zejtun have recently sponsored part of the expenses incurred by Wirt iż-Żejtun in the setting up of the exhibition about the Żejtun Roman Villa.  The remaining … Continue reading

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NEWS: Open day at the Roman Villa

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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 … Continue reading

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Archaeology: More tombs discovered at Zejtun

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Archaeologists under the supervision of the Superintendent of Cultural Heritage are currently monitoring on-going excavation works at the Bulebel Industrial Estate, limits of Zejtun, after a number of tombs have been discovered last week. Some weeks ago, upon issuing of … Continue reading

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Archaeology: A Punic Necropolis?

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Just more than three years ago, when excavation works were underway for the building of a new hospital at the area known as tal-Ħotba off Tal-Barrani Road in the limits of Zejtun, a number of tombs were discovered by the … Continue reading