Thanks to the increasing interest from the public, the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum skulls will remain displayed at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta until the end of October.
The Hypoegum skulls have been found by Sir Temi Zammit during the excavations at the beginning of the 20th century.
The sculls have not been exhibited since 1995 and recent revealing exhibition has attracted many local visitors and tourists from around the world.
The skulls exhibition discusses various interpretations existing nowadays, hence its title “Alien Headaches?”
Innovative scientific techniques are allowing the skulls to be studied from new perspectives, which are leading to a richer and broader understanding of Neolithic people within the context of an island environment. The exhibition shows how the skulls were examined from an archaeological, osteological (study of bones) and from the medical point of view.
Photo: Heritage Malta