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Phoenician artifacts found off Malta coast

50 Phoenician amphorae and 20 grinding stones have been found in a shipwreck off the coast of Malta's Gozo Island. University of Malta researcher Timothy Gambin said Monday the 20 grinding stones and 50 amphorae from the ship date back to around 700 B.C. Experts hope to find parts of the ship

17th century Muslim cemetery uncovered during road works

A roadwork project in Malta has uncovered a Muslim cemetery which dates back to the 17th century. Two archaeologists were working hard at documenting the findings yesterday afternoon. Remains ran along the chiselled rock at various points, with the occasional bone jutting out. “We’re working along the cross section, cleaning up the

Ancient Wine presses carved out of rock in Malta

In the Gozitan valley in Malta, Wine presses which date back to 500BC, were carved into rock. He explained how the presses, dug into the ground, were made of a shallow basin upon which an additional structure was mounted to press the grapes. The juices would flow into the deeper basin and

5,000-year-old tombs found in Malta

Archaeologists have found two 5,000-year-old tombs at Kercem, Malta. The rock-cut tombs lay undisturbed for almost 5,000 years. They may have been first encountered during the construction of the Kercem parish church, between 1846–51, which involved extensive quarrying. However the tombs did not draw any further attention and went unnoticed for

Was one of the seven wonders of the world turned into a dock?

A dock in Malta may have been constructed from the marble remains of one of the seven wonders of the ancient works, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. The murky water in Dock No.1 in Cospicua has witnessed much history over the years. Nobody ever imagined, however, that lying underneath could be the