The Malta Independent 16 September 2019, Monday

Cittadella: Discovery in Cathedral Square; age, use of structure still to be determined

Duncan Barry Thursday, 11 December 2014, 14:37 Last update: about 6 years ago

A small structure of unknown age was discovered during restoration works at Cathedral Square as part of the EU co-funded project 'Implementation of the Cittadella Masterplan Recommendations', the Gozo Ministry has confirmed with this newsroom.

The structure consists of a circular pebble feature surrounded by smaller pebbles set in blue clay in a circle cut in the bedrock. It is possible that the bedrock lay initially higher than it is today given that the Cathedral Square was significantly lowered in 1955. A service trench possibly built some years ago cuts exactly through the middle of this particular feature.

wellIts age and use have not yet been established given that there was an absence of cultural material associated with this feature. Excavation works were carried out by the archaeologists employed by the project under the supervision of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage.

A well was also discovered in the same square.



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