Essays on the Archaeology and Ancient History of the Maltese Islands: Bronze Age to Byzantine


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This collection of essays, by leading scholar and academic Professor Mario Buhagiar, brings together in a single volume a select miscellany of studies which focus primarily on Bronze Age, Punico-Roman, Early Christian and Byzantine archaeology and history filtered through a synthesis of the archaeological, documentary, and art historical evidence. Its main strength is the contextualisation and informed analysis of the iconographic and artistic source material.

The essays include:

  • The Fortified Bronze Age Settlements of the Maltese Islands
  • Two Archaeological Sites: Ras ir-Raheb and Ras il-Wardija
  • Roman Malta: A Review of the Archaeological Source Material
  • The St Paul Shipwreck Controversy: An Assessment of the Source Material
  • St Paul’s Shipwreck and Early Christianity in Malta
  • The Early Christian Cemeteries: An Overview
  • The Bingemma Necropolis
  • The Jesuits’ Hill Archaeological Site on the Grand Harbour
  • The Late Roman and Early Christian Hypogea of Tarxien and Casal Paola
  • Late Roman and Early Christian Burial Sites in the Zebbiegh-Mgarr and Birkirkara-Has Sajjied Districts
  • The Funerary Triclinia of the Maltese Catacombs
  • The Iconography of the Maltese Rock-Tombs: Romano-Punic, Early Christian and Byzantine
  • The Rock-Engravings and Architectural Decoration of the Romano-Punic and Early Christian Hypogea
  • The Xaghra ta’ Santa Duminka Rock-Tombs: Reflections on Maltese Early Christian Art
  • The Early Christian and Byzantine Site at Abbatija tad-Dejr: Archaeological and Art Historical Insights
  • The Jewish Catacombs of Roman Melite
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Malta: Archaeological and Textual Considerations
  • The Early Christian Remains at Tas-Silg and San Pawl Milqi: A Reconsideration of the Archaeological Evidence
  • Gozo in Late Roman, Byzantine and Muslim Times

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Weight 970.0000 g
Dimensions 22.8 × 15.0 cm
Pages 522
ISBN 978-99932-7-482-7
Year of publication

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