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Recently discovered prehistoric burial tombs in Xaghra receive Class A protection status
The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage believes they are an extension of the Xaghra Circle Neolithic mass burial site.

Sarah Micallef

The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage has announced the scheduling of a recently uncovered archaeological site located at Triq il-Qacca in Xaghra, Gozo.

The site consists of two prehistoric burial cavities located to the south east of the Xaghra Circle – just 53 metres from the important Neolithic mass burial site – and has now been scheduled at the highest level of protection, Class A. 

While the burial cavities have only been subject to a limited archaeological investigation since being discovered, the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage reveals that indications are such that they could contain human remains, Neolithic pottery and traces of red ochre.

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Given the site’s location, the Superintendent also explained that it is clear that these two features (the depth of which is yet unknown) are an extension of the Xaghra Circle Neolithic mass burial site, extending the burial landscape of the Xaghra Circle.

4th August 2020


Sarah Micallef
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Sarah Micallef
A keen traveller with an interest in most things, Sarah loves her island home as much as she loves getting away from it, and enjoys discovering and re-discovering the gems, hidden corners and unique stories of her native Malta and Gozo.

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