december, 2018

31dec9:00 am31jan5:00 pmCore and Periphery: Mdina and Safi in the 9th and 10th centuriesNational Museum of Archaeology, Valletta


Event Details

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 will be free of charge.

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


December 31 (Monday) 9:00 am - January 31 (Thursday) 5:00 pm


National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta

Republic Street Valletta