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Title: Rock tomb at Ghajn Qajjet, near Rabat, Malta
Authors: Baldacchino, J.G.
Dunbabin, Thomas James
Keywords: Malta -- Antiquities
Tombs -- Malta
Rabat (Malta) -- Antiquities
Issue Date: 1953
Citation: The papers of the British School at Rome. 1953, Vol 21, p. 32-41
Abstract: 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 tomb was broken into. This chamber, rectangular in plan and with a flat ceiling, measured 12 ft. in length, 10 ft. in width, and 5 ft. 7 in. in height; its long axis ran in a north-easterly direction. A slab of Globigerina limestone, 6 ft. 5 in. long, 5 ft. 8 in. wide, and 5 in. thick, rested horizontally on the floor and was set with two of its sides in contact with the north-east and the south-east walls; owing to the slight inclination of the floor, being higher towards the north-east, it was propped up by roughly dressed small blocks of stone. There was also a cavity, 10 in. in diameter and 6 in. deep, cut in the floor at a distance of 4 in. from the south-west side of the stone slab and quite close to the south-east wall of the chamber.
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