New 3D models to shed light on Żejtun’s Roman villa mysteries
A project that will see the construction of 3D models on a little-known archaeologically-rich site is set to shed new light on the cultural history of ancient olive oil production in the southeast of Malta.
Wirt iż-Żejtun, a heritage NGO that serves as a caretaker to the locality’s ancient Roman villa, has launched a project that will see life once again roam the halls of the ruin in a virtual space.
“We chose the Roman villa because few are aware of it enough to appreciate its value and close ties to the local context,” Wirt iż-Żejtun president Ruben Attard told Times of Malta.
“People tend to imagine a built structure but, really, the site is mostly a ruin with some unique visible features, like the oil pressing block,” he said.