Category Archives: Roman Villa

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NEWS: The Żejtun Roman Villa book presented to the Leader of the Opposition

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Wirt iż-Żejtun has just presented a copy of the book “The Żejtun Roman Villa: Research, Conservation, Management” to Dr Lawrence Gonzi, Leader of the Opposition. Representatives from the executive committee of Wirt iż-Żejtun have met Dr Gonzi at the Dar … Continue reading

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PUBLICATIONS: The Żejtun Roman Villa

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The first publication by Wirt iż-Żejtun has just been published and is now out for sale. This publication gathers all the papers presented by various academics, researchers and experts during the symposium held last October on the Żejtun Roman Villa. … 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: All set for the Symposium

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All is set for the Symposium on the Zejtun Roman Villa which will start on Saturday morning at 9:00.  This is the first event of its kind organised at Zejtun. The venue will open its doors at 8:30 for registration … Continue reading

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NEWS: Official opening of The Żejtun Roman Villa Exhibition

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On Thursday evening the exhibition on the Żejtun Roman Villa was officially opened by the President of Wirt iż-Żejtun and the Żejtun Mayor. This exhibition organised by Wirt iż-Żejtun has been hosted by the Żejtun Local Council and was supported … Continue reading

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NEWS: Pre-publication offer

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Wirt iż-Żejtun has launched its pre-publication offer on its first publication which will be in book stores by November 2012. This publication will be a collection of paper to be presented in the first national symposium which will be organised … Continue reading

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Symposium moved to a later date


The Executive Committee of Wirt iż-Żejtun has decided to postpone the  Symposium on the Roman Villa, which was being planned for the 17th March due to difficulties it found to raise the necessary funds to sustain this project. Since the … Continue reading

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An Opportunity not to be Missed!

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During last month’s opinion poll we have asked you whether you had ever visited the Roman Villa found at Zejtun. Almost 60% of those participating in this poll never visited this site and about 23% had visited it only once.  … Continue reading

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Wirt iz-Zejtun Members visit the Roman Villa

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On Thursday 30th June in the afternoon members of Wirt iż-Żejtun visited the Roman Villa in the grounds of the Girls’ Secondary School (Ex-Carlo Diacono Junior Lyceum) at Zejtun. The members were guided through the site by Dr Nicholas Vella who is directing … Continue reading

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The Zejtun Roman Villa – Wirt iz-Zejtun Syposium 2012

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Few know that there are archaeological remains of a Roman Villa in Zejtun, let alone appreciate its importance and the value of other archaeological remains discovered in and around Zejtun. Last May Din l-Art Ħelwa launched a conservation plan for the area … Continue reading

Have you ever been there?


The Zejtun Roman Villa was discovered by accident in 1961 when the area was being cleared to make way for the construction of a new government school.  The site was archaeologically explored between 1970 and 1976 and the remains of a residential area and a room with tools used for the production of olive oil were found.  Only another two sites survive in Malta with  similar set-up.

Through the following question we would like to gauge whether this site in known to the general public and in particular whether people ever had the opportunity to visit this site.

 

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The Zejtun Roman Villa – 50 years after being discovered

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After fifty years from the discovery of a Roman Villa in the grounds of what was the Carlo Diacono Girls Junior Lyceum at Zejtun, today the media were invited to visit the site for a press briefing organised by Din l-Art Ħelwa. … Continue reading