[WATCH] Tomb excavated in Rabat may include baby remains

Water services works uncover 1,000-year-old tomb in Triq Ghajn Kajjet, Rabat

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Miriam Dalli
18 September 2015, 3:30pm
Works in the immediate vicinity of the tomb were stopped
Works in the immediate vicinity of the tomb were stopped
Tomb excavated in Rabat may include baby remains
Excavations works in Triq Ghajn Kajjet in Rabat have uncovered the remains of a tomb, believed to be circa 1,000 years old. The tomb may include baby remains.

Witnesses on site on Wednesday afternoon told MaltaToday that works were halted as soon as the discovery work. Remains of clay vases were also found.

The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage confirmed that it was currently excavating the site where the remains were found.

“The discovery was made during road works in progress that where being monitored by an archaeologist under the direction of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage,” a spokesperson said.

Works in the immediate vicinity of the tomb were stopped.

All necessary works are being carried out and an archaeological investigation of the tomb is currently underway, the superintendence said.

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