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20 February

Lecture Scratching below the surface: Excavating the Phoenician shipwreck off Gozo (The Archaeological Society Malta)

National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta 


A lecture by Prof. Timmy Gambin, Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta.

After over ten years of exploring the surface of the Phoenician Shipwreck of Xlendi Bay, a team led by the University of Malta has planned and executed the world’s first archaeological excavation by divers at a depth of 110 meters. This talk covers aspects related to the logistical preparations prior to the diving, new methodologies used for scientific work at this depth as well results that have emanated from the past two seasons of investigations.

Time: 18.00hrs



22 February 

Event Natural History documentary and discussion

National Museum of Natural History, Mdina

The second session in a series of informal public meetings presenting various themes related to Malta’s natural environment.

To be held on Friday 22nd February, the event will include an original documentary (in English) produced by the BBC in 2000, ‘The Song of the Earth – A Natural History of Music with David Attenborough‘. This 49 minutes long documentary features animal songs and provides an insight into their connection with human music.  

This will be followed by a discussion on the subject accompanied by some wine and nibbles.

Hosted at the National Museum of Natural History in Mdina. Event will start at 18.30hrs (until 20.00hrs).
Attendance is free of charge however, donations for the upkeep of the museum will be appreciated.



23 February 

Members’ Event Members’ tour of MUŻA

MUŻA, Auberge D’Italie, Valletta


A special guided tour of MUŻA, Malta’s national-community art museum.

Time: 10.00am (until approximately 11.30am)

TICKETScomplimentary for members10 Euro for guests of members (on presentation of a valid membership card at the ticketing office). 



Until 31 March 2019

Exhibition Core and Periphery: Mdina and Safi in the 9th and 10th centuries

National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta

This exhibition is the first of a series prepared by the National Museum of Archaeology dedicated to MEDIEVAL MALTA.
This exhibition presents some of the results obtained from two rescue excavations carried out in Mdina in 2008 and Safi in 2015. Both excavations yielded precious archaeological information on 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 on the society and the economy of Malta in the 9th and 10th Centuries. In particular the exhibition focuses on the dual nature of urban versus rural life in the period.

Admission to the exhibition free of charge.

In collaboration with the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage and the University of Malta.



Until 31 August 2019 

Exhibition Exploring the Phoenician Shipwreck off Xlendi, Gozo –
an exhibition highlighting discoveries from this innovative underwater project

Gozo Area Office Exhibition Hall, St Martin’s Quarter Street, Cittadella, Gozo


For over 10 years, the University of Malta has, in collaboration with a number of partners, used state of the art technologies to study and explore one of the most exciting underwater archaeological discoveries in the Central Mediterranean. This exhibition will highlight some of the innovative techniques used as well as stories of trade, exchange, production and consumption in the Archaic Mediterranean. Objects recovered from 110 meters below the surface will also be on display whilst audiovisual aids will help transport the viewer into an underwater world of historical discovery.

In collaboration with the University of Malta, and with the support of the Ministry for Gozo, Malta Tourism Authority, Malta International Airport and the Honor Frost Foundation.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08.00 till 16.00hrs. Saturday and Sunday from 09.00 till 16.00hrs.

Admission free of charge.



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