Cisterns are commonly found near buildings dating back to the Roman Period. They have been found near the Roman 'towers' of Tal-Gawhar and Tal-Bakkari, and exist in the vicinity of the 'tower' at Tac-Cieda. Cisterns have also been found at Iklin and Qormi.
The largest Roman Cistern on the Islands is found near
the Roman Olive Industry at Ta' Kaccatura at Birzebbigia. Columns of large
blocks of stone, hold a series of stones slabs, slabs which serve as a
support for the roof of the cistern.
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