General Information

Savio College offers to Year 9 students the option to choose Applied Award in Archaeology subject. It is a three-year course in which students can learn and practice the basic principles of Archaeology. The course has been approved by the Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education (DQSE) on an MQF Level 3. It satisfies the entry requirement criteria of MCAST. Moreover, the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Malta is collaborating in various aspects of the course.

This course does not merely entail theoretical aspects of archaeology, but is mainly based on practical activities. These include archaeological field surveys, experimental archaeology and public presentations, held at the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Malta.

Unearthing Jesus!

Archaeology studies the human past from objects called artefacts that were left by the people who lived thousands of years or decades ago.

Artefacts include broken pottery, artistic objects, remains of buildings, organic remains including animal bones, and the remains of buried people. Archaeologists study artefacts to shed light on how people lived in the past.

Biblical archaeology is a branch of Syro-Palestinian Archaeology. It deals with the archaeology of the land of the bible and helps to understand the history of biblical events.

Year 11 Poster Project

As an exercise in Biblical Archaeology and in preparation for the Holy Week, Year 11 students prepared a number of posters dealing with life in the times of Jesus.

Through these posters one can understand better the background of the New Testament, and the passion of Christ.

For instance, archaeology revealed the existence of Pontius Pilate, and of Caiphas’ family.

Remains of human bones bearing nails help us to understand better how the Romans used to crucify people. Furthermore, a decree by Caesar shows that one could pay by life if he vandalized a tomb or robbed the deceased.

Some of the posters also focus on the houses, the workplace, a fisherman’s boat, which were an integral part of Jesus’ daily life in Galilee two thousand years ago.