On my last trip to Malta, Thanks to my daughter in law who is interested in archeology, I visited areas in Malta that I had not visited before. I was very surprised at what I learned.
The Megalithic Temples in Malta are the oldest in the world. Would you believe, older than Stonehenge; older than the Pyramids. Yes! The Tarxien Temples are especially important to me because when I lived in Malta, as a child, I lived within walking distance to these temples and we used to play there, not realizing the importance of the structures. Only recently, in the last 50 years or so, have they been “discovered” and protected and enclosed with ramps added for clear viewing.
These prehistoric temples, and there are quite a few, were built during three distinct periods approximately between 3600BC and 700BC and are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
One more reason to be proud of my Maltese heritage.
This blog annevisitsmalta.com enhances my book Return to Malta by visiting most of the places mentioned in the book with color photos. The book is available through Amazon and other book stores.
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