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Title: The architecture of the Maltese temples
Authors: Trump, David H.
Keywords: Architecture, Prehistoric -- Malta
Megalithic temples -- Malta
Skorba Temples (Mġarr, Malta)
Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples (Mġarr, Malta)
Ġgantija Temples (Xagħra, Malta)
Ħaġar Qim Temples (Qrendi, Malta)
Mnajdra Temples (Qrendi, Malta)
Kordin Temples (Paola, Malta)
Tarxien Temples (Tarxien, Malta)
Hypogeum (Paola, Malta)
Archaeology -- Malta
Prehistoric peoples -- Malta
Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum (Paola, Malta)
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Prehistoric Society of Malta
Citation: Trump, D. H. (1999). The architecture of the Maltese temples. In A. Mifsud, & C. Savona Ventura (Eds.), Facets of Maltese Prehistory (pp. 91-99). Malta: Prehistoric Society of Malta.
Abstract: The final form a building takes will depend on a number of factors over and above the purpose it is intended to serve, whether for habitation, defence, industry, burial, worship or whatever. These include the constructional materials and manpower available to the builders, their technology and the way they think it ought to look, bluntly, fashion. Nor should we forget its later history, undergoing alterations, additions, or most commonly partial or complete destruction. The temples of Malta as we see them today illustrate all these, and in turn are themselves primary evidence on the skills, religious practices and society of the Maltese in the millennium either side of 3000BC.
ISBN: 9993215007
Appears in Collections:Facets of Maltese Prehistory

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