A Punic tomb was excavated last week by the Heritage Data Management and Research Unit in Żejtun.

The tomb was discovered during the archaeology monitoring for a plot, which is planned to be developed. The plot is very close to other previously discovered tombs along Triq Tal-Barrani in Żejtun.

According to the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, “The tomb consists of a rock-cut shaft and chamber tomb, which was found sealed with a sealing slab.”

A skeleton as well as some pottery vessels were found inside the tomb. In the coming weeks, osteologists will conduct multiple tests on the skeleton to find out it’s gender, age of death, cause of death and other details.

“The tomb has been documented and will be protected as per the Cultural Heritage Act 2019. The tomb will be listed in the National Inventory, adding further data to understand the archaeological landscape of the area.”

𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐛 𝐢𝐧 Ż𝐞𝐣𝐭𝐮𝐧 Last week the Heritage Data Management and Research Unit within the Superintendence…

Posted by Superintendence of Cultural Heritage on Tuesday, 17 November 2020