Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

Photos taken from Heritage Malta brochure. No cameras allowed on the premises.
Rock cut imitation of architecture in the Main Hall
6000 year old underground cave paintings

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.

Be sure to visit my other blog: annepflugcom.wordpress.com

Author: Anne Pflug

I presently live in Venice Florida but was born on the island of Malta. I have relatives there and visit quite often. I am in the process of writing a travelogue and memoir about my visits and memories of Malta. I would like to use my blog to show the many photos I have taken and the beautiful sights that I have seen in Malta.

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