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Lectures will start at 6 pm and will be given at our new premises, kindly placed at our disposal by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, 173 St Christopher Street, Valletta. The Superintendence is in lower Valletta, between St Paul Street and St Ursula Street, almost on the corner with St Ursula Street.

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Wed 21 Jan

ArchaeoEngineering and 3D Visualisation for Scientific Research in Archaeology: a study on Megalithic Hagar Qim
Lecture by Ms Suzanne Psaila, sponsored by APS Bank.

Sat 24 Jan

Viewing of two documentaries about Libya to be shown at the Archaeology Centre, University of Malta at 2:30. Libya Unknown - Waters under the Earth and Libya Unknown - A Forgotten Civilisation. These documentaries have not been shown in Malta and are being screened exclusively for members of the Archaeological Society. Mr Michael Bonello, consultant AAB Films Productions, has very kindly offered to show the documentaries and will be giving a brief introduction.

Wed 18 Feb

Deciding what to exhibit in museums: does it really matter?
Lecture by Ms Veronica Barbara, sponsored by APS Bank.

Sat 21 Feb

Annual General Meeting
At 11 am at the Archaeology Centre on campus, followed by drinks and a snack. Afternoon site visit is a walk along Sliema seafront starting by the palm trees/petrol station in front of the Carmelite Convent St Julian's, up to Tigne. Dr Timmy Gambin, University of Malta, and Architect Edward Said, Sliema Heritage Society, will be leading the visit. Meeting at 2pm by the palm trees.

Wed 18 Mar

The Etruscan cinerary urns in the National Collection
Presentation of the artefacts by Ms Sharon Sultana, Senior Curator, National Museum of Archaeology, Heritage Malta. The location will be the National Museum of Archaeology, Republic Street Valletta. Sponsored by APS Bank.

Wed 15 Apr

Precocious foragers: Flame Pots and Figurines from Jomon Japan
Lecture by Dr Simon Kaner, Director of the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia and Head of the Centre for Archaeology and Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute. Sponsored by APS Bank.

Sat 25 Apr

Day trip to Gozo, taking 9:45 ferry from Cirkewwa. Details to follow.

Fri 01 May
-Sun 03 May

Weekend trip to south-east Sicily.

Sat 09 May

Site visit to Ta' Bistra catacombs
An exclusive tour of the newly opened Ta' Bistra catacombs site outside Mosta. Members will be shown round the entire site, that is the complex currently open to the public as well as sections of the site closed to the public. Members who wish to visit the whole site must be prepared to walk over rough terrain and climb a couple of ladders. Others may simply stop when the going gets tough. The price will be Eur8 with refreshments provided at the end of the tour. The tour is limited to 30 people and booking must be made by Monday 4 May latest.

Wed 20 May

A new Latin-Arabic document for Malta and Gozo (Queen Constance, November 1198) and the history of the Maltese archipelago from the 7th to the 13th centuries
Lecture by Professor Jeremy Johns, Professor of the Art and Archaeology of the Islamic Mediterranean. Director, Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East, University of Oxford. Sponsored by APS Bank. NB The lecture will be given at 6 pm in the Aula Magna, Valletta Campus, University of Malta, St Paul Street, Valletta.
A recording of the full text of the lecture may be accessed on online.

If there is any member who is in a position to share his/her area of archaeological interest with members of the Society, whether in the form of a lecture or a site visit, please contact the Hon. Secretary, Archaeological Society.


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