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Borg in-Nadur . Moio della Civitella . Naukratis

 

Borg in-Nadur (Davide Tanasi, 2010)

Bronze Age and Iron Age pottery from Borg in-Nadur temple excavation (1922, 1924 and 1927)

A long period of Maltese prehistory, from the middle of the 2nd millennium to the very beginning of the 1st millennium, is largely unknown and has been neglected in scientific literature because of the lack of published archaeological data. This chronological phase, known as the Borg in-Nadur period or culture, from the Middle Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age, preceded the Phoenician arrival in the Maltese Archipelago, and is the crucial momentum when the indigenous society reaches the full development of socio-political complexity and engages in a system of commercial relations across the Mediterranean. The aim of this project is the full edition of the pottery from the Middle Bronze Age to Early Iron Age levels of the Borg in-Nadur temple excavation.

Moio della Civitella (Arianna Esposito, 2006)

Excavations at Moio della Civitella: Final Site Report

The hill of Moio della Civitella reaches more than 800m above sea level and has a good strategic position, overlooking a narrow passage from the mountainous countryside to the sea. Surveys and excavations on the slopes of the hill have revealed various finds of the Greek-Lucanian period (6th century BC and later) and a true settlement of the 4th century BC. The study and publication to be covered by the requested funding regard the finds from the settlement excavated by a combined Italian-French mission in 1976-1978 and 1980. These excavations have brought to light an articulated and complex settlement, probably starting in the 6th century BC but suddenly flowering around the middle of the 4th century B.C., when a powerful defensive wall is constructed.

Naukratis (Alexandra Villing, 2010)

Naukratis: Greeks in Egypt, 630-30 BCE: A Database

The site of Naukratis is situated in the Nile Delta on the Canopic branch of the Nile, about 70 km inland from Alexandria, near the modern village of Kom Ge'if. The goal of this project is to elucidate the site's topography and development, evaluate and correct original 19th century interpretations, and re-assess the role of Naukratis in the highly influential relationship between Greece and Egypt during what was a formative period in the development of Greek civilization. One of the most important archaeological assemblages in the Eastern Mediterranean will be re-united and made historically relevant for the first time in 125 years, providing new insights for scholars today, as well as a lasting resource for generations of scholars to come.

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