As the ninth edition of Festival Mediterranea, organised by Teatru Astra, gets underway, the focus shifts to our prehistoric heritage with a number of events being held over five days in Malta and Gozo. Once again leading UK archaeologist and scholar David Trump will be taking part.
The curious and those eager to learn more will have a field day during the first event – a lecture and practical session on pottery identification by Dr Trump that will focus on a number of pottery objects from different phases of prehistory. The event, the first of its kind during Festival Mediterranea that goes by the name The Archaeologist Speaks, takes place at the Heritage Malta Gozo Office at the Citadel on Monday and starts at 11 a.m.
Also being organised are guided visits to the Hypogeum led by Dr Trump. Four visits will be held in all – two on Tuesday and another two on Thursday, starting at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on both days. Availability for these tours is very limited.
In between the visits a book-signing session will be held by Dr Trump at the Hypogeum itself, in collaboration with Midsea Books.