Heritage Malta’s Phoenician, Roman, and Medieval sites: a backstage preview

Heritage Malta’s Phoenician, Roman, and Medieval sites’ department is one of the largest within the Agency. Its principle goals aim to maintain the sites entrusted to it, make them accessible to patrons, and preserve them for future generations. But what work goes on behind the scenes to make this possible?

Senior Curator, David Cardona will discuss this further in the lecture Heritage Malta’s Phoenician, Roman and Medieval sites: a backstage preview. The talk will serve as a perfect opportunity to get a glimpse of all the different facets of the curatorial role within each and every site managed by this department.

David Cardona has always regarded himself as an archaeologist with a very broad range of interests. The archaeology of architecture and ancient technologies has, however, always fascinated him. He has researched the use of stone within buildings on the Maltese Islands during the Prehistoric period, in fulfilment of his Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology. For his MA thesis, he dealt with the architectural decoration of Roman buildings in Malta and Gozo. Currently, Cardona is reading for a doctoral research entitled “Landscapes of Death and Commemoration: burial space, place and evolution from Phoenician to late Roman Malta” at the University of Leicester.

The lecture which is being organized by The Archaeological Society of Malta will take place on Wednesday, 24th October, at 18:00hrs, at the National Museum of Archaeology, Republic Street, Valletta. Entrance is free of charge.