Remains of a prehistoric structure are discovered in Xrobb l’GăĆin in a project that is the first of its kind

Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici visits works being done at Xrobb l-Għaġin

Remains of a prehistoric structure were identified and began to be uncovered in Xrobb l’ĐaĆin, more than a hundred years after the first investigations that had been carried out on them.

The remains will be documented and studied and, if the studies show that it is possible, some parts can even be detached so that they are not lost to the cliff on which they are located and which is giving way. This is a particular project the likes of which Malta has never seen.

Information about the project was given in a news conference on the spot, addressed by the Minister for National Heritage, Arts and Local Government, Owen Bonnici; the CEO of Heritage Malta, Noel Zammit; and Vincent Attard on behalf of the Nature Trust, which is the entity in charge of the management of the Xrobb l’ĐaĆin Park of which the site is a part.

Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici visits works being done at Xrobb l-Għaġin

Minister Owen Bonnici reiterated how today’s is another link in a whole work that leads to giving a new meaning of more accessibility to the Maltese heritage. Dr. Bonnici praised the dedication of the workers and explained how the process to excavate a site, without putting the remains and the workers in danger, was a complicated one. This clearly shows the dedication and professionalism of the workers.

Noel Zammit described the Xrobb l’GĐĆin project as an ambitious one which once again pays tribute to the skill and experience of the Heritage Malta workers in their respective fields and which puts the agency on at the forefront of its sector. He also recalled the previous phases of this project, where in-depth studies had been carried out that helped to identify the research area more carefully and that included remote sensing, geological studies and a bottom study the sea

Vincent Attard said that Nature Trust is very happy that this important site for the history of our country is right in this public park. He continued that, “The remains that will be saved will also be exposed to the hundreds of people who will visit this park which has a recreational and educational purpose. The goal is that all the work will be completed by the end of this year so that this place can again be enjoyed by the public free of charge.”