Saturday, 14 October 2017

Megalithic Temples of Malta

It is believed that the Megalithic Temples of Malta are among the most ancient religious sites on Earth

Megalithic Temples of Malta and Artefacts
Besides some artefacts that are now in the Museum of Archaeology of Valleta, this postcard shows the Tarxien Temples, the Ġgantija Temples, the Mnajdra Temples and the Ħaġar Qim temples

The Megalithic Temples of Malta (Ġgantija, Ħaġar Qim, Mnajdra, Skorba, Ta’ Ħaġrat and Tarxien) are prehistoric monumental buildings constructed during the 4th millennium BC and the 3rd millennium BC. They rank amongst the earliest free-standing stone buildings in the world and are remarkable for their diversity of form and decoration. Each complex is a unique architectural masterpiece and a witness to an exceptional prehistoric culture renowned for its remarkable architectural, artistic and technological achievements. - in:

Ħaġar Qim

Ħaġar Qim is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ġgantija phase (3600-3200 BC)
The Ħaġar Qim complex consists of a main temple and three additional megalithic structures beside it. The main temple was built between 3600 and 3200 BC; however, the northern ruins are considerably older. - in: wikipedia

The temples (in red what I have):

  • Ġgantija Temples
  • Ħaġar Qim
  • Mnajdra
  • Ta' Hagrat
  • Skorba
  • Tarxien

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