Join the Curator’s tour of the exhibition dedicated to Medieval Malta

Tomorrow, 30th March, Heritage Malta is inviting the public to a curator’s tour of the exhibition ‘Core and Periphery: Mdina and Safi in the 9th and 10th centuries’ at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta. This exhibition is the first of a series which will be dedicated to Medieval Malta.

In collaboration with the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage and the University of Malta, this exhibition presents some of the results which were obtained from two rescue archaeological excavations that were carried out in Mdina in 2008, and in Safi in 2015. Both excavations yielded precious archaeological information about Malta’s Dark Ages – a period of dramatic historical change that saw the end of Byzantine domination and the arrival of the Arabs in our islands. Interestingly, the findings which represent the medieval life of the urban community in Mdina can be contrasted with those of the outlying agricultural settlement of Ħal Safi.

Visitors may view some of the artefacts which date to the 9th and 10th centuries that are being displayed for the first time at this exhibition. A publication by Heritage Malta unveils further details about these archaeological discoveries and includes illustrations and photos of the findings in Mdina and Ħal Safi. The publication is available for sale from all Heritage Malta sites and museums.

Tour starts at 10.00am. Participation for the curator’s tour is free. No prior booking is required.


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