Small structure discovered during excavation work at Cathedral Square

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Small structure discovered during excavation work at Cathedral SquareA small structure of unknown age and use was discovered during the execution of works at Cathedral Square as part of the EU co-funded project ‘Implementation of the Cittadella Masterplan Recommendations ERDF 246,’ the Ministry for Gozo said today.

The structure consists of a circular large pebble feature surrounded by smaller pebbles set in blue clay in a circular cut in the bedrock. “It is possible that the bedrock originally was higher than today given that the Square was significantly lowered in 1955-56. A service trench possibly made some years ago cuts exactly in the middle of this feature.”

The Ministry said that its age and use have not yet been established given that there was an absence of cultural material associated with this feature.

Excavation works were carried out by the archaeologists employed by the project under the supervision of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage.

Photograph: JJP Zammit

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