Curator’s tour of Tas-Silġ and Fort Delimara

On Saturday 11th May from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, Heritage Malta is inviting the public for a tour of the sites of Tas-Silġ and Fort Delimara.

Spanning over more than 4000 years, the remains of the temples at Tas-Silġ will take the participants on a journey which covers the majority of the phases of Maltese archaeology. The site is mostly renowned for the once world-famous temple of Ashtarte. But what was there before and after this temple was constructed?

Fort Delimara is a classic example of a Victorian coastal fortification built by the Royal Engineers in the 1870s to defend the approaches to Marsaxlokk Harbour. Besides several examples of contemporary military architecture, the fort still houses four of the original six, 38-ton 12.5-inch Rifled Muzzle Loading guns which are the last surviving examples in the world, still on their carriages in their original casemate emplacements.

Tickets are available from all Heritage Malta museums and sites, and online. A maximum of 40 people can attend on first-come-first-served basis.

Participants are requested to wear flat sole shoes. Tas-Silġ is a bee-keeping site. Attendees to this tour should refrain from wearing perfume, scented oils and shower products and excessive sunblock. Attendees are also requested to keep away from the bee-keeping area and not to swat the bees.

Curators will be accompanying and guiding the group. Transport will be provided between the two sites, leaving from Tas-Silġ and returning back to the site after the visit to Fort Delimara.

The meeting point is Tas-Silġ Chapel, Triq Delimara, Marsaxlokk.

For more information, visit the website.