The Hal Saflieni Hypogeum is the oldest underground burial site in Malta. At 6000 years old, it is considered older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids. Malta has many of these old structures but this Hypogeum is the only underground burial site. It is located in Paola, very near the Tarxien Temples I discussed in the previous blog.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, this is one of the “must see” prehistoric structures in Malta. More information is included in Day 5 of my book Return to Malta, available from Amazon.
Photos are taken from the Heritage Malta brochure. Cameras were not allowed inside the structure.
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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