one enters the museum, one can have a look at prehistoric remains
(bones of hipoppotamuses, sharks' teeth and other fossils). Along
the stairs leading to the next floor of the museum, the visitor
can admire a large collection of minerals and gems from around the
world, which were donated to Fr. Victor Camilleri. (M.S.S.P.) for
the main corridor, Christmas and Good Friday Exhibitions used to
be held. Click HERE
to read about past exhibitions at St. Agatha's Museum and Church.
the main hall, there are various artefacts from Egypt, pottery
and glass remains which were found in St. Agatha's catacombs.
But, maybe the most important item in this area is the statue
of Aphrodite. Click
to read more information about this statuette.
crocodile from the Nile can also be found in the main hall.
in the first room on the left hand-side, are various religious paintings,
coins, medals and statuettes. Above all, there is the original alabaster
statue of St. Agatha. More information can be read on the Crypt
the next room, one can find religious articles, such as chalices,
some of the decorations used in st. Agatha's Chapel, next to the
museum, and a small display of old books and tiny bibles that
have to be read using a microscope. Apart from these, statues
which are used in the Good Friday exhibition, are stored and displayed.
to read more information about these statues and the Good Friday
Apart from the vast collections, mentioned above, one may also
be able to acquire a copy of photos and books written by Fr. V.
(M.S.S.P.) himself, who was the excavator and curator
of St. Agatha's Complex. Click HERE
to view a list of books available from St. Agatha's Museum.
this website gives a quite a clear picture of what one can find
in the museum, it is obvioiusly necessary that one visits the
Catacombs and museum to admire and appreciate the unique artefacts
preserved in this museum. If you are an educator or a student,
you can go to the Downloads
page, to find a printable booklet as a resource when visiting