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Title: A tobacco pipe from Mixta caves, Ghajn Abdul, Gozo
Authors: Wood, John
Keywords: Malta -- History -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798
Tobacco pipes -- Malta -- History
Pipe smoking
Malta -- Antiquities
Manners and customs -- History
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: John Wood
Citation: Unpublished work
Abstract: Anthony Bonanno (1968) describes Il-Mixta caves at Ghajn Abdul plateau. "A huge overhanging shelter hewn naturally on the side of the flat hill and separated into two caves by a natural pillar and a man made wall. The caves are known to have been inhabited until as late as the 1950's and one can see that it was very well equipped with bedrooms, stone benches, a stone hearth sunk into the floor and stone troughs. Access to the cave was through a regular door in the wall screening it from the outer elements. The pottery deposited with the Museum department, which was retrieved without competent supervision in the 1960's, does not seem to have been discovered inside the south cave as there seem to be no other recent disturbances on its floor. Whereas that of the north cave appears disturbed in various spots."
Appears in Collections:Pipes from Malta

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