On the official facebook of The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage it was said that recently, the first phase of an archaeological investigation within the 𝐾𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑗𝑎 𝑡𝑎𝑙-𝑀𝑎𝑑𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑎 𝑇𝑎𝑙-Ħ𝑛𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑎, in Qrendi was concluded. The works were carried out in conjunction with the Restoration Directorate.
Walls showing an older structure were discovered upon the removal of the existing floor tiles within the enclosed space of the baroque church.
“The preliminary information indicates that the new baroque church had in fact been built above an older and smaller chapel (pre-1500s/Late Medieval)”, was written on the Superintendence facebook page.
All this provided important data on the potential use of the area pre-dating the construction of the Late Medieval chapel, as suggested by archaeological deposits underlying its foundations.
The great news it that In the coming months, the Superintendence will be embarking on the post-excavation phase of this investigation which will include the study of the evidence, which will aid in understanding the dating of the older chapel and the earlier use of the site before the chapel was built.
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