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Birzebbuga Bronze Age village set to be turned into public archaeological park
Heritage Malta has acquired the fields covering site for €200,000.

Kim Vella

A site in Borg in-Nadur, discovered around two years ago by a group of archaeologists on a real estate website, has just become the subject of the largest-ever purchase of archaeological value made by the Maltese government.

Just under the grassy surface of the site, which spans almost 13 tumoli (that’s as big as two football fields), lies a prehistoric settlement. 

The head curator of prehistoric sites at Heritage Malta, Josef Caruana, said the site is reportedly the land that housed a Bronze Age settlement dating back to around 2,000 B.C. 

Heritage Malta’s acquisition of the site will make it the first publicly accessible Bronze Age settlement on the island.  

Always dreamed of being an archaeologist? Well, we’ve got some good news for you!  

The entire area is set to become an archaeological park, allowing visitors to be a part of the exploration and discovery process, uncovering the secrets buried beneath it.  

Heritage Malta will be offering an array of more than 40 educational activities for children and adults alike, including grain harvesting, flat bread making, pottery making and weaving. 

Will you be visiting this site? 

Facebook/ Heritage Malta

10th June 2022


Kim Vella
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Kim Vella
A highly curious explorer always looking to find her next adventure. Kim loves sharing her experiences and what's happening on the Maltese Islands. When not writing, you’ll probably find her playing around with some clay or somewhere surrounded by trees. She's always up for listening to people's stories about anything to do with nature, a passion project or issue you feel needs tending to.

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