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Hal Saflieni Hypogeum to re-open on 15 May

The Hal Saflieni Hypogeum is to re-open to the public on 15 May, after having been closed for months to allow for conservation works.

Heritage Malta said the works which have been carried out will improve the environment management system on site as well as the facilities for visitors.

Visits to the Hypogeum will now be held every hour between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. As a result of technological developments visitors who may not have purchased entrance tickets will still be afforded the opportunity to experience this unique site thanks to a new audio visual experience installed at the interpretation centre. There will be 70 tickets available on a daily basis for this experience.

The Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, an underground cemetery which had been in use between 4,000 BC and 2,500 BC, is one of the most extraordinary sites in the world, and is recognised by UNESCO as “a site which affords unique testimony to a lost civilisation.”

This project was made possible through funds from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the European Economic Zone Funds 2009-2014.