Roman Architecture in Malta
Shortlisted in the category ‘General Research’, National Book Prize 2022
Cardona deals with an important facet of Roman architecture, one that had great importance for the overall visual appearance of the structures: the decorative elements of Roman buildings in Malta. Through his study of Malta’s Roman sites and the fragments of decorative architecture found within them, as well as in the numerous collections of the Islands, his work explores the styles, meaning and importance of such elements to our understanding of this important phase in Malta’s history.
Heritage Malta Publishing
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Author: David Cardona
David Cardona is an archaeologist with a very broad range of interests. The archaeology of architecture and ancient technologies have, however, always fascinated him. His current occupation as Senior Curator for Phoenician, Roman and Medieval sites in Heritage Malta’s care has granted him access to sites and documentation which enabled him to process data and formulate ideas in a way very few people on the Islands had the opportunity to.