September 23, 2020
The National Arts Club is celebrating International Archaeology Day with a very special event featuring Her Excellency Ambassador Ms. Vanessa Frazier, the Permanent Representative of Malta to the United Nations. Ambassador Frazier will discuss the archipelago’s prehistoric megalithic monuments as she takes participants on a virtual tour of the Tarxien Temples archaeological complex. She will be accompanied on the virtual tour by Dr. Josef Caruana, curator, Heritage Malta.
The Tarxien Temples archaeological complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex’s four freestanding structures that date between 3600 and 2500 B.C.E., were discovered by a local farmer in 1913 and excavated from 1915 to 1919. Its central building is Malta’s largest sacred prehistoric edifice.
In addition to the virtual tour, this unique online presentation will feature and discuss some of the splendid statuary from the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta.
The National Arts Club would like to thank Ambassador Ms. Vanessa Frazier, Dr. Josef Caruana, and Mr. Giovanni Battista Buttigieg, Deputy Permanent Representative from Malta to the United Nations for their help in organizing this special program.International Archaeology Day Blog