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The Ggantija Temples on Gozo, Malta. These structures date back to 3500 to 2500 BC

The Ggantija Temples on Gozo, Malta. These structures date back to 3500 to 2500 BC

Dating back to 3500 to 2500 BC, the Megalithic Temples of Malta are some of the oldest structures in the world.

The World’s Oldest Structures

Dating back to 3500 to 2500 BC, the Megalithic Temples of Malta are some of the oldest structures in the world.

Hagar Qim temple – Malta. Malta's prehistoric temples are officially classified as being the oldest free-standing monuments in the world and are World Heritage sites.

Hagar Qim temple – Malta. Malta's prehistoric temples are officially classified as being the oldest free-standing monuments in the world and are World Heritage sites.

Aerial view of Hagar Qim, Malta.  It is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ġgantija phase (3600-3200 BC). The Megalithic Temples of Malta are amongst the most ancient religious sites on Earth, described by the World Heritage Sites committee as "unique architectural masterpieces.

Aerial view of Hagar Qim, Malta. It is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ġgantija phase (3600-3200 BC). The Megalithic Temples of Malta are amongst the most ancient religious sites on Earth, described by the World Heritage Sites committee as "unique architectural masterpieces.

Ggantija, Gozo, Malta | Los Templos Ggantija, Isla de Gozo (Malta) (1) » Mis viajes por ahí

Ggantija, Gozo, Malta | Los Templos Ggantija, Isla de Gozo (Malta) (1) » Mis viajes por ahí

Cimitirul Vesel ("Cementerio Alegre" en rumano). Săpânța, condado de  Maramureş, Rumania.

Cimitirul Vesel ("Cementerio Alegre" en rumano). Săpânța, condado de Maramureş, Rumania.

Dating back to 3500 to 2500 BC, the Megalithic Temples of Malta are some of the oldest structures in the world. As the name suggests, they are a group of stone temples older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Excellently preserved, they were rediscovered and restored in the 19th century by European and native Maltese archaeologists.

The World’s Oldest Structures

Dating back to 3500 to 2500 BC, the Megalithic Temples of Malta are some of the oldest structures in the world. As the name suggests, they are a group of stone temples older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Excellently preserved, they were rediscovered and restored in the 19th century by European and native Maltese archaeologists.

Ggantija temples, Malta - The Ggantija Temples are two prehistoric temples on Gozo, the second-largest island in Malta. One of them is the oldest stone structure in the world, predating Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids by hundreds of years

Ggantija temples, Malta - The Ggantija Temples are two prehistoric temples on Gozo, the second-largest island in Malta. One of them is the oldest stone structure in the world, predating Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids by hundreds of years

Ħaġar Qim (Standing/Worshipping Stones) is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ġgantija phase (3600-3200 BC). The Megalithic Temples of Malta are among the most ancient religious sites on Earth, described by the World Heritage Sites committee as “unique architectural masterpieces.”

Ħaġar Qim (Standing/Worshipping Stones) is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ġgantija phase (3600-3200 BC). The Megalithic Temples of Malta are among the most ancient religious sites on Earth, described by the World Heritage Sites committee as “unique architectural masterpieces.”

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