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Exploring the Phoenician Shipwreck off Xlendi – Exhibition

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Exploring the Phoenician Shipwreck off Xlendi - ExhibitionA new Heritage Malta exhibition opens next month at the Citadel, Gozo – Exploring the Phoenician Shipwreck off Xlendi – It will highlight discoveries from this innovative underwater project.

The discovery of the galley was announced in 2014 it was found about a mile off the coast of Gozo and belonged to the Phoenician Period, dating back to 700 BC.

The University of Malta, has for over 10 years, in collaboration with a number of partners, used state of the art technologies to study and explore one of the most exciting underwater archaeological discoveries in the Central Mediterranean.

The exhibition will highlight some of the innovative techniques used as well as stories of trade, exchange, production and consumption in the Archaic Mediterranean.

Also on display will be objects recovered from 110 meters below the surface, whilst audiovisual aids will help transport the viewer into an underwater world of historical discovery.

Exploring the Phoenician Shipwreck off Xlendi, is taking pace in collaboration with the University of Malta, and with the support of the Ministry for Gozo, Malta Tourism Authority, Malta International Airport and the Honor Frost Foundation.

The exhibition opens on the 22nd of September until the 31st of August 2019. It is being held at Heritage Malta’s Gozo Area Office, Exhibition Hall, St Martin’s Quarter Street, Cittadella. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.00am till 4.00pm. Admission free of charge.

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