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2,000-Year-Old Punic-Era Tomb Accidentally Found in Malta

2,000-Year-Old Punic-Era Tomb Accidentally Found in Malta

UPDATED 2 JUNE, 2021

RUDRA BHUSHAN

The archipelago of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea in southern Europe, is a place of mystique and wonder. With a rich history that commences with human occupation in 5,900 BC, archaeologists have now discovered a 2,000-year-old Punic tomb in southeastern Malta while expanding a local drainage network. It was initially thought to be 3,500 years old, during the Late Bronze Age, but further examination revealed otherwise.

The Water Services Corporation is located in Zabbar and is currently engaged in expanding the Malta drainage system towards the southern parts of the city. “Because of the archaeological sensitivity of the location, the Superintendence requested that an archaeologist accompany the crew in case any ancient remains are discovered,” explained one of their officials.

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