Bronze age settlement found at US Embassy site

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A series of tombs and silos, probably dating back to the Bronze Age and early Roman period, have been discovered on the site set to become the new US Embassy, in Ta' Qali.

A team of nine archaeologists and students have been working at the site since August in a bid to survey the area as thoroughly as possible because a number of the structures - which are in very bad shape - may now be buried again under the new pentagon-shaped compound that will house the new embassy.

In fact, on Thursday the Malta Environment and Planning Authority gave its final seal of approval after the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage certified there was no need for the artefacts to be kept on display.

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