On Saturday 22nd June, we invite you to join us to explore the past and unearth the stories told by the very grounds of the Domvs Romana and its environs.

In an enlightening conference at the fully accessible St Paul’s Catacombs, we will delve into the findings from the 2023 excavation season of the Melite Civitas Romana Project, which focused on the Domvs Romana and its surrounding areas.

The Melite Civitas Romana Project is a prestigious research collaboration between Heritage Malta, the University of South Florida’s Institute for Digital Exploration, and Intercontinental Archaeology.

This event will feature insightful presentations by the project’s excavation directors and other key contributors, providing a comprehensive overview of the discoveries and developments from the latest research season. The conference schedule is as follows:


  • 9:00 am – Dr. David Cardona: Opening and Welcome
  • 9:15 am – Andrew Wilkinson and Dr. David Cardona: Discoveries from Area 1
  • 10:00 am – Dr. Benedict Lowe: Insights into Area 2
  • 10:45 am – Coffee Break
  • 11:00 am – Prof. Davide Tanasi: Exploration of Area 3
  • 11:45 am – Robert Brown: Findings from Area 4
  • 12:30 pm – Questions and Conclusions

Participants will have the opportunity to engage directly with the speakers during a Q&A session, following the presentations. This interaction is a vital part of the conference, offering attendees the chance to clarify details, seek further information, and discuss the implications of the research findings.

Pre-booking for this conference is essential due to limited seating. Ensure your participation in this enriching event by securing your spot early online from Store – Heritage Malta or from any of our museums and sites. This conference is a must-attend for anyone interested in archaeology, history, and the ongoing efforts to uncover and preserve Malta’s rich heritage.

Melite Civitas Romana Project Conference – 2023 Excavation Season results


22 Jun 2024

Saturday : 09.00 - 13.00

Rabat, Malta

Adult, Senior, Student, Children, Member €0

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St Paul’s Catacombs,

Triq Hal-Bajjada,



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