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Online publication of National Inventory of Cultural Property

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Online publication of National Inventory of Cultural PropertyThe Superintendence of Cultural Heritage has recently published the first 25 sites as part of the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands (NICPMI)

This online inventory is the first from a series of publications which will feature more sites of cultural heritage significance in the Maltese Islands. These included five sites in Gozo which are, Ggantija Temples in Xaghra, Ras il-Wardija in Kercem, the Cittadella in Victoria, the Wash-house in Fontana and Ta’Kola’ Windmill in Xaghra.

As part of this online inventory the Superintendence selected various cultural properties from around Malta and Gozo. The selected sites pertain to different cultural heritage categories: archaeological, architectural, historical, and artistic.

The inventory list is officially published on the Government Gazette and the Inventory data forms are made accessible for public use on The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage webiste.

The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage said that it believes that everyone should have the opportunity to know about the richness of our cultural properties and heritage. Therefore all those interested can download the Inventory data form as a pdf file.

The data form is user friendly. It gives the reader the basic information on the site; with the location and address, property description, recommended bibliography, site plans and photographs.

The compilation a National Inventory makes us aware of the significant amount of cultural heritage property around us.

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    1 Response

    1. Lesley Kreupl says:

      I find it appalling that a site like Ras il-Wardija in Kercem is still privately owned and that there has been no attempt on the part of the government, or MEPA, to preserve this amazing place.
      Perhaps MEPA and/or GonziPN are planning to give permission to some developer to build on this ODZ site? A new hotel, a spa, another block of flats!?
      I have been visiting this sanctuary for years now – it is one of my favourite places on Gozo – and each season it deteriorates a bit more. Why isn’t it protected? why are bird trappers still allowed to put up nets there (yes even a few weeks ago), and hunters allowed to threaten tourists?
      Wake up, before it is too late!

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