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Ggantija Temples. Neolithic, megalithic temple complex on the Mediterranean island of Gozo, Malta.

Neolithic, megalithic temple complex on the Mediterranean island of Gozo, Malta.

Walls with square portholes - Hagar Qim, Malta

Hagar Qim, the Neolithic Temple Complex of Malta

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 BC). The Megalithic Temples of Malta are amongst the most ancient religious sites on Earth

Mnajdra Megalithic temple complex, Malta. c. 3600-3200 BCE (This seems to have the sanctum, inner court, outer court pattern of many later temples in sundry cultures)

Neolithic Temples on Malta and Gozo were built 1000 years before the Pyramids, and are the oldest stone buildings in the world. The construction demonstrates a mastery of quarrying, stone working, and engraving techniques.

Large screen made from Globigerina limestone - Tarxien Temple of Malta (~3000-2500 BC)

Malta Archaeology Periods – The Tarxien Temple

The Megalithic Temples of Malta, Hagar Qin © Sacred Sites. he southern temple, with its two elliptical cells, is the oldest; the northern temple, which is small in size, is more recent, although no later than 2200 BC. The ensemble of Ġgantija which serves as a point of archaeological reference - the 'Ġgantija Phase' (c. 3000-2200 BC) is one of the most important periods of the Maltese Bronze Age.

Neolithic temple of Hagar Qim, Island of Malta which is an island in the Mediterranean and has the other Neolithic temples of Mnajdra, Hypogeum and Gigantija.

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