Traveller’s Tales: Archaeology in Malta

Hagar Qim Megalithic Temple

Hagar Qim Megalithic Temple

Dr. Jon Murden will give a talk at Dorset County Museum on 29th January entitled, Traveller’s Tales: Archaeology in Malta.

Last year whilst visiting Malta, Jon explored the islands’ wealth of archaeological sites including the spectacular prehistoric temple Haġar Qim.

Older than Stonehenge, this is one of the many Megalithic structures, to be recognised by UNESCO and to be given World Heritage status.

In his illustrated presentation, Dr. Murden will guide through Malta’s fascinating past from the Ice Age cave Ghar Dalam, the mysterious prehistoric track ways called Misrah Ghar il-Kbir (informally known as Clapham Junction); the underground Roman cemeteries known as the St Paul’s Catacombs and the Roman Villa at Domus Romana at Rabat.

The talk takes place at 7.00pm on Thursday 29th January and doors are open from 6.30pm. The event is FREE but donations are welcome and all are welcome to attend. For further information please see www.dorsetcountymuseum.org or telephone 01305 262735.

Lecture: Bird Migration and the Campaign to stop Illegal Hunting by Andrew Morgan

Avocet, Malta

Avocet, Malta – Birdlife

BirdLife Malta is a society for the protection of birds and natural habitats in Malta. The organisation monitors activity that threatens wild birds, such as illegal hunting and trapping and urban development in conservation areas on the Maltese islands.

This year BirdLife Malta celebrates the 50th anniversary of its campaigning, research and conservation work. Founded in January 1962 it is the oldest environmental organisation in Malta.

Malta lies on one of three routes used by birds on their biannual migration between Europe and Africa.  There are over 12,000 licensed hunters on the Maltese islands and many will illegally shoot protected birds as there is a large bounty on the rare species.

To help Birdlife Malta stop this tragic waste, Andrew Morgan is giving this lecture, entitled Bird Migration and the Campaign to stop

, to raise funds and awareness for the campaign which he has been supporting since 2008.

The lecture takes place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 26th June and doors are open from 7.00pm.  The lecture is FREE but a donation of £3 is encouraged to cover costs.

Everyone is welcome and there is no need to book.

For further information contact the Museum on 01305 262735 or check the website on www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

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