• Work to install underground rubbish bins have brought to light remains that span from the 5th century BC to the 5th after Christ.

Work to install underground rubbish bins have brought to light remains that span from the 5th century BC to the 5th after Christ. The excavation is more than 1.5 metres deep and there is a broad spectrum of remains from Punic times to Muslim, passing through Roman times.

Installation of the bins has been suspended for a month while an archaeological excavation is undertaken, and report written, this will then be assessed by a technician who will determine what to do with the remains.

A structure, believed to be a dwelling from late Punic to early Roman times has been found, along with a number of ceramics. The remains of an “altered” Roman tomb have been found in the same area estimated as 4th or 5th century. Islamic tombs have also been found about 2 metres in the clay. That of a man and the other a child about 10 years old. Both tombs contained skeletons laid sideways and orientated towards Mecca, the adult had been buried with a shroud, they are believed to be 10th century

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