The Malta Independent 23 July 2019, Tuesday

Calypso Cave to be studied and preserved under new agreement with Wirt Ghawdex

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 18:51 Last update: about 5 months ago

Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana signed an agreement with Wirt Ghawdex yesterday to finance the study the condition of Calypso Cave and the interventions required to preserve the heritage site.

Caruana said this agreement gives a clear picture that the preservation of Gozitan heritage and nature is extremely important. “Together with Wirt Ghawdex we wish to maintain and preserve this historical site and a place for the general public to enjoy.”

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She said this was the second time the Ministry had collaborated with a non-government organisation, the first being the restoration of the World War Two shelters and Barrakka. “The work on Calypso Cave is one of the numerous projects of restorations in the coming years, reflecting the importance of taking care, restoring and preserving historical sites on the island.”

Wirt Ghawdex Executive Secretary Giovanni Zammit said he is hopeful that there will be many more collaborations with the Ministry om similar lines.

Architect Hermann Bonnici and geologist Rodnick Xerri explained in great detail the present state Calypso Cave including topographic surveys, 3-D laser scans and photogrammetric surveys of the site.

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