Public invited to see archaeological excavations at Tas-Silġ

An archaeological excavation offers a unique and exciting way to experience history firsthand. On Thursday, 11th July, Heritage Malta in collaboration with the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Malta are providing the public with the opportunity to observe the archaeological investigations which are currently taking place at the site of Tas-Silġ in Marsaxlokk.

The site of Tas-Silġ is one of the most important archaeological sites in Malta and, possibly, in the Central Mediterranean. It contains the remains of more than 4000 years of structures, most of which used as religious temples. It is here that the famous temple of Ashtart mentioned by Cicero and despoiled by Caius Verres was located.

Along the years, both the Missione Archeologica a Malta and the Department of Classics and Archaeology of the University of Malta have conducted extensive excavations at this site. So why is the site being excavated again?

This information will be revealed during a series of guided tours which will take place during this open day at Tas-Silġ.

Tours will start at 09.00hrs (each tour lasts 30 minutes), with the last tour starting at 12.30hrs (until 13.00hrs).

Admission is free of charge.