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Catalogue of Artefacts from Malta in the British Museum (Paperback) (Josef Mario Briffa & Claudia

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The archaeology of the Maltese archipelago is remarkable. Lying at the heart of the central Mediterranean, ancient lives were, at times, moulded by isolation and harsh elements and the landscape is shaped by millennia of intensive land use. Ancient finds from the islands are rare, and those held in the British Museum form an important collection. Represented is a wide cultural range, spanning the Early and Late Neolithic, the Bronze Age, Roman and more recent historic periods. From the early 1880s, Malta attracted a fascinating array of historians, collectors and travellers and, on one level, the British Museum’s holdings represent their activities, but on another, the collections reflect the complex path antiquarianism has played out in Malta as it moved steadily toward fledgling archaeological investigations. Significantly, artefacts excavated by notable Maltese archaeologist, Sir Themistocles Zammit, at the key Neolithic site of Tarxien, and those uncovered by Margaret Murray at Borġ in-Nadur form a crucial part of the collection.
Number of Pages: 326
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: David Brown Book Co
Author: Josef Mario Briffa & Claudia Sagona
Language: English
Street Date: July 17, 2017
TCIN: 52838081
UPC: 9781784915889
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-5841
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