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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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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

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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

The Maltese are kind hearted and smiley people with excellent sense of humor behaving towards foreign travelers with peculiar curiosity and respect. They are sincerely interested in all aspects of life of foreigners and eagerly share their cultural heritage with them. The family is of core value for every native. All the holidays and fests are traditionally celebrated in the family circle. A great festive table gathers up to four generations of relatives. No special occasions are needed for a festive family dinner as a usual weekend may turn to a Maltese family a motive to have a family holiday together.

Thus, one of the most popular traditions is Saturday barbecue. The question: “What are you doing Saturday evening?” will get a definite answer from every native, being: “Having a family barbecue!” During a Saturday evening trip to the sea coast one will see numerous fires lighting up the coastline and the air gets saturated with a tempting barbecue aroma. The original Maltese tradition has led to the appearance of numerous pavilions offering various accessories and barbecue tools for sale. There one can buy original spits, quality grills and fireplace log pieces.
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