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Title: Nuove ipotesi sull architettura del tempio megalitico di Gigantija a Gozo
Other Titles: New hypotheses concerning the architecture of Ggantija in Gozo
Authors: Tampone, Gennaro
Vannucci, Sergio
Cassar, JoAnn
Fattori, Giuseppina
Keywords: Architecture, Prehistoric -- Malta -- Gozo
Megalithic temples -- Malta -- Gozo
Gozo (Malta) -- Antiquities
Ggantija Temples (Xaghra, Malta)
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Bollettino ingegneri
Citation: Bollettino ingegneri. 1987, Vol. 3, p. 3-21
Abstract: The prehistoric megalithic architectonic complex of Gigantija gives its name to an entire phase (3,600 - 3,000 B.C.) which includes other important buildings. It already shows many characteristics peculiar to the temple period and consists of two ogival buildings standing side by side and facing in the same direction. The concave facade which has two distinct entrances and lateral wings is common to the two temples. In the central part the walling has collapsed. The connection of the two buildings is recognizable in the perimeter wall behind and in front. The walls lean inwards. In the lower external part, in the convex parts only, there is an order which consists of tangential blocks and radial upright slabs; the upper part rests on these without architraves and consists of progressively receding slabs. With the exception of the facade, the external perimeter wall is the best preserved of the whole temple period. The temple is situated at the end of a broad terrace which, at least in part, is artificial.
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