28 November 2022 The Future is the Product of the Past

A Chapel was Found Under the Madonna Tal-Hniena Church in Qrendi, Malta

Underneath the Madonna Tal-Hniena church in the village of Qrendi in the south of Malta, the remains of an ancient chapel, possibly dating to the late medieval period, have been found.

The first phase of an archaeological excavation inside the ๐พ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘—๐‘Ž ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™-๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘›๐‘Ž ๐‘‡๐‘Ž๐‘™-ฤฆ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘Ž in Qrendi was recently completed by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage. The restoration work was done in collaboration with the Restoration Directorate.

The removal of the existing floor tiles and the underlying preparation layers led to the uncovering of walls defining an older structure, which had survived within the enclosed space of the new baroque church, the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage said.

The ๐พ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘—๐‘Ž ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™-๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘›๐‘Ž ๐‘‡๐‘Ž๐‘™-ฤฆ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘Ž

According to preliminary information, the modern baroque church was constructed on top of an older and smaller chapel (pre-1500s/Late Medieval). This research also provided important data on the potential use of the area pre-dating the construction of the Late Medieval chapel, as shown by archaeological deposits under its foundations.

In the coming months, the Superintendence will be embarking on the post-excavation phase of this investigation which will include the study of the evidence, which will aid in understanding the dating of the older chapel and the earlier use of the site before the chapel was built.

Knisja_tal-Madonna_tal-ฤฆniena_Qrendi
Knisja Tal-Madonna tal-ฤฆniena_Qrendi

The ๐พ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘—๐‘Ž ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™-๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘›๐‘Ž ๐‘‡๐‘Ž๐‘™-ฤฆ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘Ž

Our Lady of Mercy Shrine, also known as Chiesa Della Misericordia or simply Tal-Hniena, is a Roman Catholic church in the village of Qrendi, Malta.

The land on which the church stands was once part of the medieval hamlet of al Lew, which was then part of the parish of Currie. The first church was most likely built in the thirteenth century. Inquisitor Pietro Dusina visited the church in 1575 and declared it to be in poor condition. He also ordered the church to be deconsecrated and shut down. However, devotion to the Virgin of Mercy persisted in this church, as evidenced by the church’s various Ex-voto paintings.

In 1650, the church was restored. The sacristy was attached to the church in 1668. Pope Innocent XII gave indulgences to all who attended the church in 1695, on the initiative of Reverend Domenico Formosa. Every year, a pilgrimage is made from the parish of Qrendi to the church of Our Lady of Mercy on the feast of the feats, which is held on the Sunday following September 8th.

Information about The ๐พ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘—๐‘Ž ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™-๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘›๐‘Ž ๐‘‡๐‘Ž๐‘™-ฤฆ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘Ž is taken from Wikipedia.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/SCHMalta/posts/3939433206125668

Banner
Related Post

Treasure of 1,290 Ancient Roman Coins Discovered by Amateur Archaeologist in Switzerland

16 April 2022

16 April 2022

An amateur archeologist has found a big treasure trove of over 1,290 priceless, ancient Roman coins dating back to the...

45,000 years ago, Neanderthals in the Swabian Jura used complex tool-making techniques

13 September 2021

13 September 2021

Findings that will change our perception of Neanderthals’ sophistication A team from the University of Tรผbingen have proved that Middle...

Excavations in and around Yazฤฑkaya, one of the monumental works of the Phrygians, start again after 71 years.

23 July 2022

23 July 2022

Archaeological excavations at Midas Castle in Yazฤฑlฤฑkaya Midas Valley in the Han district of EskiลŸehir, located in northwest Turkey, will...

Bronze belt of Urartian warrior found in the ancient city Satala

29 May 2022

29 May 2022

During the excavations in the ancient city of Satala, located in the Kelkit district of GรผmรผลŸhane province in Turkey, a...

Ancient tomb chamber discovered in north China

3 January 2022

3 January 2022

Archaeologists have unearthed a tomb with a stone outer coffin dating back to the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) in north...

New discoveries show that Claros continued to serve as an oracle center after Christianity

14 September 2022

14 September 2022

Game boards and forked cross motifs dating to the fifth and seventh centuries AD were discovered at the ancient Greek...

Archaeologists reconstructing how the Assyrian army conquered the ancient Judean city of Lachish 2700 years ago

9 November 2021

9 November 2021

Archaeologists discovered how King Sennacherib’s soldiers constructed the huge siege ramp that enabled them to defeat the Lachish city 2,700...

A unique find in the Middle Don: Scythian gods on a silver plate

19 November 2021

19 November 2021

Archaeologists of the Archaeological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, during their excavations at the Devitsa V cemetery in...

A farmer discovered artifacts of the Unetice culture in his field

19 August 2021

19 August 2021

A farmer in Sulฤ™cin county in Poland’s Lubusz province discovered a rare treasure while trying to clear stones from his...

Anthropologists say humans have been using personal ornaments to communicate about themselves without the fuss of conversation โ€“ for millennia

24 September 2021

24 September 2021

Anthropologists believe that for millennia, individuals have used personal decorations to communicate about themselves without the hassle of dialogue. They...

The 1800-year iron mask unearthed in Turkey is proof of the first military base of the Roman period in the Western Black Sea Region

23 November 2021

23 November 2021

An iron face mask used by a skilled member of the Roman cavalry 1,800 years ago has been discovered in...

Archaeologists unearth mosaic floors in the ruins of a building they believe is the lost Church of the Apostles

23 October 2021

23 October 2021

In the historical village of Bethsaida on the edge of the Sea of Galilee, archaeologists discovered mosaic floors in the...

3,000-year-old Drill Bit Workshop Unearthed in Vietnamโ€™s

13 May 2021

13 May 2021

According to the provincial museum, an ancient drill bit workshop dating back more than 3,000 years has been discovered at...

7,000-year-old Ritual Complex Found In Jordan Desert

23 February 2022

23 February 2022

The team of French and Jordanian archaeologists has discovered a 7,000-year-old ritualistic complex near what is thought to be the...

โ€œExceptionally rareโ€ gold sword pommel given to Scottish national museums

24 October 2022

24 October 2022

An “exceptionally rare” solid gold sword pommel found by a metal detectorist near Blair Drummond, Stirling, has been acquired by...

Comments
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *