MORTEM (St. Paul’s Catacombs this Sunday 21st Feb)

Heritage Malta will be treating adults and children alike to a day of culture and entertainment in an event entitled “Mortem” at the newly renovated St. Paul’s Catacombs on Sunday 21st February.

MORTEM“Mortem”, as the event is being called, is being held on the last day of what used to be known as the “Roman feast of Agape”. Derived from the Greek for love, the word Agape was used by the Romans and early Christian to represent the meal carried out to commemorate their deceased loved ones.

Apart from a number of special tours, events and lectures there will also be a number of re-enactments, food stalls and performances. With events kicking-off at 9am, attendees of all ages and tastes will be able to participate in a jam-packed varied programme right up to 6pm.

The re-enactments will include a parade and drill by the Legio X re-enactment group and a short performance depicting a Roman funeral. Those present will also have the opportunity to taste the type of food served during such a celebration. For the occasion, St. Augustine’s Catacombs, which up to now are still closed to the public, will be open to visitors.

This is another event organized by Heritage Malta in its ongoing endeavour to make Malta’s cultural heritage accessible to everyone.

Guided tours of the site at 10.30hrs and 15.30hrs.

Opening hours: 09.00 – 18.00hrs (last admission at 17.30hrs).

Admission ticket: €2 per person (includes also admission to St Augustine’s Catacombs).





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