The archeological dilemma


Whenever you dig on Mlata, there are layers of history that will pop up.
Planning a street, they will definitely destroy some Punic or Roman or whatever constructions. So usually they pretend having seen nothing, they put sand on it and keep on building.
In some rare cases, as is seen in the picture, all construction will come to a complete stop and the noble commission of the Heritage Committee comes to inspect the site. These gentlemen decide whether or not construction can continue. In some cases, as in this field, a compromise of protected areas and areas used by the farmer could be achieved.

There are also cases where swimming-pools have been included in Neolithic funeral chambers (plexiglass protecting and yet showing the chamber walls), but unfortunately, no images are available.

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