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Title: The prehistoric temples of Malta
Authors: Trump, David H.
Keywords: Temple period -- Malta
Megalithic temples -- Malta
World Heritage areas -- Malta
Skorba Temples (Mgarr, Malta)
Ta’ Hagrat Temples (Mgarr, Malta)
Ġgantija Temples (Xagħra, Malta)
Ġawhar Tower (Ħal Safi, Malta)
Kordin Temples (Paola, Malta)
Tarxien Temples (Tarxien, Malta)
Hypogeum (Paola, Malta)
Archaeology -- Malta
Prehistoric peoples -- Malta
Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum (Paola, Malta)
Issue Date: 1962
Publisher: St. Michael's College Publications
Citation: Trump, D.H. (1962). The prehistoric temples of Malta. Malta Yearbook 1962, 232-233
Abstract: Of the larger antiquities of Malta still standing since before the arrival of the Knights, much the most important, imposing and intriguing are the megalithic temples. A few pieces of Saracenic masonry survive built into later city walls; we have a number of Roman buildings such as the round tower, Ta' Gawhar, excavated near Safi in the autumn of 1960; a Punic temple is known but hardly appears above ground level; of the Bronze Age is the wall at Borg in-Nadur, Birzebbuga; but these are all inferior to structures of corresponding date elsewhere around the Mediterranean. Earlier than any of these, during the Neolithic Age, however, the inhabitants of these islands were erecting temples the like of which do not exist beyond their shores.
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