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The port of Burmarrad

Maritime archaeologist Timmy Gambin will tomorrow at 6 p.m. deliver a power point presentation with English captions on Il-Port Ta' Burmarrad Matul Iz-Zminijiet - The Harbour Of Burmarrad Throughout The Ages - at Alleluia Hall, Triq it-Torri, St Paul's Bay, opposite Wignacourt Tower. The talk is organised by the Archaeological Society.

Over the centuries, Burmarrad and its environs have gone through major physical changes.

Originally, the area of Burmarrad was a large lagoonal bay and gradually turned into a marshy expanse.

More recently, the marsh was replaced by a fertile floodplain.

"This lecture will focus on the evolution of the natural landscape and the human reaction to such changes.

"Archaeological and historical evidence points to periods of intensive human activity including olive oil production, quarrying and religious worship.

"Throughout various phases of Malta's history, Burmarrad played an important role for both local residents as well as for visiting seafarers," Dr Gambin said.

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