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  • Smyth, William Henry; Amyot, Thomas (1829)
    Letter written by William Henry Smyth to Thomas Amyot describing the island of Gozo in 1828. Smyth describes the megalithic temples of Ggantija and also gives a brief description of the inhabitants of the island. Attached ...
  • Baldacchino, J.G.; Dunbabin, Thomas James (1953)
    On the 22nd September 1950, whilst workmen were digging a trench for the laying of a water main at Ghajn Qajjet, near Rabat, Malta at a depth of 2 ft. 8 in. below the surface of the road,the burial chamber of a rock-cut ...
  • Bernabo Brea, Luigi (Thames and Hudson, 1957)
    The earliest Neolithic Culture so far known in Sicily is that of Stentinello, so called after the village of that name near Syracuse where it was first recognized. The arrival of the Stentinello culture seems to have been ...
  • Bernabo Brea, Luigi (Thames and Hudson, 1957)
    The Copper Age marked a radical change in Southern Italy. The change, moreover, was not confined to this area only, but can be recognized in the cultural evolution in all the lands bordering the Mediterranean. Indeed, the ...
  • Bernabo Brea, Luigi (Thames and Hudson, 1957)
    This chapter speaks about the Castelluccio culture which inhabited Sicily during the Bronze Age. This culture was divided into two facies each with its own distinctive characteristics. Maltese Bronze Age culture was linked ...
  • Bernabo Brea, Luigi (Thames and Hudson, 1957)
    A description of pottery decoration which was common during the Nelolithic in Sicily such as the Diana style Fragments of such pottery have been found in both Malta and Gozo.
  • Bernabo Brea, Luigi (Thames and Hudson, 1957)
    In this chapter the author describes the Aeolian Islands during the Copper Age. There is also a mention of their trade links with Malta.
  • Bernabo Brea, Luigi (Thames and Hudson, 1957)
    This article describes the Sicilian Palaeolithic phase. It also mentions the dwarfism found in mammals such as elephants, evidence of which was also found at Ghar Dalam.
  • Bernabo Brea, Luigi (Thames and Hudson, 1957)
    Description of the Thapsos culture through finds such as pottery and also their mortuary practices. This culture is closely linked with that of the Aeolian islands and has also been linked with Malta via pottery. Pottery ...
  • Taylour, William (Thames and Hudson, 1964)
    This chapter talks about how war and warfare was viewed by the Mycenaeans. This chapter also recounts how the Mycenaeans were great travellers which in turn helped them to establish trade routes throughout the Mediterranean, ...
  • Trump, David H. (Thames and Hudson, 1966)
    In this chapter, the author talks about the emergence of a Copper Age culture through new techniques of economy and manufacture together with new social and cultural customs, evidence of which can be seen through the ...
  • Trump, David H. (Thames and Hudson, 1966)
    This chapter highlights the different stages of the Italian Neolithic through the understanding of movement of material culture such as pottery. The author does not limit himself to southern Italy but also to France and ...
  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Tourism (1967)
    Conference report on tourism vis a vis cultural heritage. This conference tackles the importance of tourism in Malta and the conservation and preservation of heritage sites as a means to attract more tourists to the island ...
  • Bonanno, Anthony (Arti, 1971-10)
    As one enters the Roman Villa, in the first hall, along with the rest of many pieces of ancient sculptures and pieces of modern sculptures, one finds four busts which, with some attention, one can see great similarities, ...
  • Sznycer, Maurice (Société nationale d'édition et de diffusion, 1972)
    A brief analysis of the part played by these inscriptions towards a better understanding of the Phoenicio-Punic settlement in Malta and Gozo. This paper gives an inventory of the various data found on the one hand, in the ...
  • Moscati, Sabatino (Société nationale d'édition et de diffusion, 1972)
    This paper discusses that throughout the ancient Mediterranean, the Greeks were not the only ones influencing other cultures. This can be seen at the multi-period site of tas-Silg in Malta and in Sicily where many cult ...
  • Rocco, Benedetto; Borg, Vincenzo (Sicilia Archeologica, 1972-06)
    The hypogeum (ipogeo) described in this report is situated outside the walls of the ancient Roman city found in Malta, to the west side. At that time this area seemed to be the main cemetery area of the island. This is ...
  • National Museum of Malta (Zodiac: telecommunications magazine presented by cable and wireless, 1973)
    A Company-sponsored work project has unearthed the remains of an extensive Roman Villa in Malta. This account from the archaeological section of the National Museum reports the progress so far : Since the discovery in ...
  • Borg, Vincent (1976)
    The Maltese islands located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, saw different cultures to flourish since the beginning of history. The early Christian period although eclipsed by that of prehistory, possesses the ...
  • Spence, Keith (1976-01-08)
    An account of Maltese prehistory from the Ghar Dalam phase to the Tarxien Temple phase. The author describes the temple architecture constructed by these ancient people.

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