DLH joins the call to stop works in area of Tal-Gherduf Catacombs

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DLH joins the call to stop works in area of Tal-Gherduf CatacombsEnvironmental NGO Din L-Art Helwa has joined the call to stop works in the area of Tal-Gherduf Catacombs, in Kercem, Gozo.

It is urging the Planning Authority and the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage to take action and stop all works which, it said, “are currently posing a very imminent threat to Tal-Gherduf Catacombs.”

DLH, in a statement said that, “the site is a vitally important archaeological zone and any disturbance, unless for research purpose,s will be a crime against Malta’s much vaunted cultural heritage.”

The NGO added that “the Catacombs are of crucial importance to Malta’s Late Roman and Early Christian history and merit careful preservation.”

Din L-Art Helwa concluded by saying that “their protection, by means of a buffer zone according to the Gozo and Comino Local Plan, is being undermined by the permit to build a two storey house with a pool within the area.”

Photograph by Wirt Ghawdex

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