Celebrating Ħal Safi Day with Medieval Exhibition

In celebration of Ħal Safi Day, this weekend Heritage Malta is presenting the exhibition ‘Core and Periphery: Mdina and Safi in the 9th and 10th centuries’ at Ħal Safi Local Council Building.

This exhibition builds on the one which took place at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta, and presents some of the results obtained from two rescue archaeological excavations that were carried out in Mdina in 2008 and 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 Malta.

The ceramic typology for these periods is being presented for the first time, as a way of introducing a wider discussion about the society and the economy of Malta in the 9th and 10th Centuries. In particular, the exhibition focuses on the differences between urban and rural life in the period.

The exhibition will be open on Saturday, 6th April and Sunday 7th April, from 10:00hrs to 13:00hrs.

On Sunday, 7th April, from 10:00hrs to 13:00hrs, visitors can meet and discuss this fascinating epoch with the curator.

Admission is free of charge.

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