Archaeology & Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage in Malta

Malta is a small island nation located in the Mediterranean Sea, with a rich history that spans thousands of years. Its strategic location has made it a crossroads for many civilizations throughout history, including the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, and the Knights of St. John. This rich and diverse history is reflected in Malta's numerous important sites, including the ancient temples of Ħagar Qim and Mnajdra, the medieval city of Mdina, and the Grand Master's Palace in Valletta. Malta's heritage is not just confined to ancient times, however, as it is also home to a vibrant contemporary art scene and numerous festivals and traditions that celebrate its unique identity.

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WHERE DOES AIS COME IN?

Among our research & analytics services, one of our subsidiary companies AIS Archaeology offers a comprehensive range of cultural heritage services. With the largest group of archaeologists in Malta, we are dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of Malta. We work closely with the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage (SCH), which is the competent authority for heritage matters in Malta.

We understand the importance of preserving Malta's heritage. That's why we offer a range of services that are designed to help safeguard this important part of our national identity. Our services include excavating, evaluating and monitoring, and cover a number of protected features of agricultural, industrial, structural, military, and religious importance.

We also study important and protected agricultural features. Our investigations in this area typically focus on the study of ancient farming practices, irrigation systems, and agricultural landscapes. We work to identify the location of these features, determine their importance, and develop strategies to preserve them for future generations.

Industrial features are another one of our areas of expertise. Our team has extensive experience in investigating and documenting Malta's industrial features, including the study of old factories and other industrial sites. Our investigations often involve the use of cutting-edge technology drone surveys to capture highly detailed and accurate images of these structures.

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Structural features are an important part of Malta's heritage, and our team is highly skilled in investigating and documenting these structures. Our investigations often focus on the study of ancient walls, buildings, and other architectural features. We work to identify the location of these structures, determine their historical significance, and develop strategies for their preservation. Military features are another area of expertise for AIS Archaeology. Our team has extensive experience in investigating and documenting Malta's military features, including the study of old fortifications, bunkers, and other military structures.

Our archaeologists are dedicated to investigating and preserving religious features. Our investigations often focus on the study of old churches, chapels, and other religious sites. We work to identify the location of these structures, determine their historical significance, and develop strategies for their preservation.

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At AIS Archaeology, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality services. We work closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and develop customised solutions to meet their unique requirements. Our team of professionals is highly skilled and experienced, and we use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that our investigations are accurate, reliable, and comprehensive.

We are also proud to support the work of the SCH. This organization plays a critical role in preserving Malta's history, and we work closely with them to ensure that our investigations are conducted in accordance with Maltese legislation and regulations.

If you are interested in learning more about our archaeology services, we invite you to contact us today. Our team of experts would be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with more information about our services and capabilities.

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