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Tat-Tomna Stone Circle

At Tat-Tomna there was another stone circle, probably they were the foundations of a small hut. Today, these remains does not exist anymore.

The Stone Circle at tat-Tomna, which was near the reservoir, was found by Flt. Lt. R. Forbes-Bentley in 1930. 1 The structure was measured and photographed by him. The Stone Circle was made of small stones and in his report he stated that the remains were without doubt Prehistoric. Bentley continued that he did not find potsherds but if someone dug in the site he would find some shreds.2 He observed that there were two oval structures near each other. Nobody knows if they were the foundations of a hut or something else. Unfortunately, these remains does not exist anymore, probably because of the building of the reservoir or were covered with rubble. 3

1 Ernest Vella., ‘Il-Wirt Arkeologiku tal-Qedem’, Joe Catania (ed), Il-Mellieha: Mal-Milja taz-Zmien, Kunsill Lokali Mellieha, Malta, 2002, pp 29.
2. Government of Malta, ‘Archaeological Section’, Museum Annual Report 1929-30.

3. Vella, p 29.



Researched and Written by: Charles Debono B.A.(Hons) History

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