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Megalithic Temples of Malta, Malta

From series “The Oldest Surviving Monuments on Earth”
Year: 4 thousand years BC..

In Malta, the archaeologists have discovered the astonishingly preserved ancient temples whose age is more than 5 500 years. Seven megalithic temples, which today belong to the historical objects of the world, have been used for a thousand years and are now regarded as a unified architectural complex. During the research of the temples were discovered the valuable historical artifacts, which have thrown a light on the specific periods of the history of the islands.

Megalithic Temples of Malta, Malta In the temples the fragments of ceramics were found, confirming the theory of the existence of highly developed civilization on the islands in ancient times. The scientists are convinced that there are still many hidden important historical monuments in Malta, some of whose elements were lost in the 19th century. In this period agriculture has begun to develop in Malta. In the excavation of the soil, the peasants unfortunately destroyed many ruins of the ancient buildings.

In total, more than twenty ancient temples were discovered on the island, among which only seven were preserved by miracle until our days. Of particular interest are four temples: Hagar Qim, Ġgantija, Tarxien and Mnajdra. The oldest temple is Ġgantija, and the largest - Hagar Qim. Mnajdra is characterized by unusual location and orientation. More than 5,000 years ago, this temple was built according to Feng Shui rules. To the beginning - Stonehenge

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'BOV ATM' located in 1.25 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Percius Car Hire' is located in 2.04 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Petrol Station' in 0.72 km
Parking: 'Deloitte Parking' in 1.6 km
Apotheek: 'St Mary Pharmacy' in 1.54 km
Police station: 'Balzan Police Station' in 2.02 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Sofra Kebab' in 0.73 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Luqa Airport MLA - in 5 km
 »  Lampedusa Airport LMP - in 170 km
 »  Sigonella NAF Airport NSY - in 174 km
 »  Fontanarossa Airport CTA - in 184 km
 »  Pantelleria Airport PNL - in 245 km
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Domus Luxuria Zebbug

Located in 1 km from Megalithic Temples of Malta
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Rooms at the Luxuria Zebbug feature a flat-screen TV, tiled floors and a private bathroom with slippers and free toiletries. Some rooms have a … More: photo, rates and booking
Domus Luxuria

Located in 2 km from Megalithic Temples of Malta
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The house is set on 2 levels without lift and features a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious living/dining area with sofa bed, a flat-screen TV, and a … More: photo, rates and booking
Chapel 5 Palazzo Suites B&B

Located in 3 km from Megalithic Temples of Malta
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At the Chapel 5 Palazzo Suites, rooms feature exposed brick walls and a blend of locally crafted and Indonesian-style furniture. They include an en … More: photo, rates and booking
Sundown Court Leisure Resort

Located in 4 km from Megalithic Temples of Malta
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The apartments feature a furnished balcony, a living/dining area with TV, and a kitchen with microwave. They have modern wooden interiors and a … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Megalithic Temples of Malta - Malta Island


Everyone, who has ever been in Malta, will never forget this place. Those people, who have never visited it, will always try to get there. Malta is a wonderful country and a famous Mediterranean island that traditionally amazes visitors by its beauty and elegance. Since ancient times Malta has been well-known for its unique sanctuaries, idols, statues, and altars.

Malta is the largest island of the Maltese archipelago with Mediterranean climate. Winters here are warm and rainy, and summers are hot and dry. Because of the lack of rivers there is a shortage of fresh water; the most usual plants of the region are sclerophyllous oak, cactus, prickly pear, and chamomile. The main income of the island belongs to tourism, repair and maintenance of ships which paths pass through Malta. Processing of gold, silver, and glass are also well-developed here.

In Malta you can satisfy any desire. You can try diving with coral reef observation, relaxing on sandy beaches in comfortable lounge chairs, flying above the coast, entertaining in bars and restaurants, making your child learn English, or having a romantic evening under palm leaves.
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