Gozo Museum of Archaeology

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Casa Bondi, which houses the Gozo Museum of Archaeology

The Gozo Museum of Archaeology (Maltese: Il-Mużew tal-Arkeoloġija ta' Għawdex) is a museum in the Cittadella of Victoria in Gozo, Malta. The museum of was opened in 1960 as the first public museum in Gozo and was known as the Gozo Museum. The museum was redesigned and reopened in 1986 as the Archaeology Museum of Gozo.[1] Today it is known as the Gozo Museum of Archaeology or the National Museum of Archaeology. The museum features archaeological artifacts and relics and displays covering the cultural history of the Island of Gozo from the prehistoric era to the early modern period.[2] Its exhibits include the Majmuna Stone.[3]

The museum is housed in a 17th-century house which was originally known as Casa Bondi. It is a two-storey building with a symmetrical austere façade, with a carved stone balcony above the front door. The building is listed on the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands.[4]

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  1. ^ "Archaeology Museum". Malta Information Technology Agency. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  2. ^ University of Sydney. Dept. of Archaeology (2003). Mediterranean archaeology, Volume 16. p. 100. 
  3. ^ "Places of Interest". Xewkija Local Council. Archived from the original on 17 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Archaeology Museum" (PDF). National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands. 28 December 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 

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Coordinates: 36°2′45″N 14°14′22.5″E / 36.04583°N 14.239583°E / 36.04583; 14.239583