DISCOVERY IN THE HARBOUR OF MARSASCALA

In the framework of Franco-Maltese cooperation, DRASSM was consulted to develop undersea archeology on Malta. In 1993, a stratigraphic excavation was begun on a site in the entrance of the harbour of Marsascala, at a depth of eight meters. This harbour site, discovered by a sports diver, was certainly occupied between the fourth and sixth century AD.
Oriental and African amphoras, sigillated pottery, all protected by a thick layer of underwater vegetation indicate the presence of a cargo that was shipwrecked or else very homogeneously discharged in the harbour.

Excavation : Luc Long (DRASSM)

Photo Denis Metzger (DRASSM)