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Title: A Greek inscription found in Malta
Authors: Coleiro, Edward
Keywords: Inscriptions, Greek -- Malta
Archaeology -- Malta
Malta -- Antiquities
Issue Date: 1957
Publisher: The Journal of Hellenic Studies
Citation: The Journal of Hellenic Studies. 1957, Vol. 77,(2), p. 312-313
Abstract: On the 27th November, 1951, at a little distance outside the ditch which marks the walls of the Roman town of Melita (now Rabat-Mdina), in an area covered ' with Roman tombs, a huge stone was found measuring 60 in. in length, 27 ½ in. in height and 19 ½ in. in breadth (152'4 cm. X 73.6 cm. x. 53'3 cm.). It is a funerary altar with a simply decorated mensa and sides. The back has no decoration and its surface is rough. When excavated the altar was found in a place where the rock was cut to allow of its being placed against it and between it and the wall of rock there was an empty space of a little depth, clearly indicating that the space must have been filled by some architectural structure of a nature slight enough to be completely destroyed at a later date.
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