The National Museum of Archaeology

The Neolithic Period


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The National Museum of Archaeology is housed in one of the most stylish baroque buildings still distinguishable in Valletta, more precisely at the Auberge de Provence, in Republic Street. The ground floor hosts artefacts from Malta’s unique neolithic period, which spans from the Ghar Dalam phase to the Tarxien phase. Artefacts of particular distinction are the ‘Sleeping Lady’ and the ‘Venus of Malta’. The display includes numerous artefacts used as implements, human and animal figurines, as well as personal decorative items, a number of monumental architectural altars illuminate the art of the ancient prehistoric craftsmen.

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Weight 170.0000 g
Dimensions 24.0 × 17.0 cm
Pages 40
ISBN 99932-7-076-8
Year of publication
Note Series No: 13 first published in 2006

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