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Tarxien Temples, Tarxien

#19 of 114 in Historic Sites in Island of Malta
Ruin · Historic Site
Explore the walkways around, above, and through the remains of one of the largest and most complex prehistoric sites on the islands at Tarxien Temples. The four megalithic structures, discovered in 1913 by local farmers, were built between 3600 and 2500 BCE. The temples showcase examples of prehistoric art that have survived the millennia, including relics of two bulls and a sow. Watch for informational boards explaining the significance of the ruins and how the temples were used. Be sure to bring a hat and water, as it can get very hot and shade is limited. Make Tarxien Temples part of your personalized Tarxien itinerary using our Tarxien driving holiday planning website.
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  • The unassuming entrance from a suburban street gives no clue to the magnificence of the site. There are good explanations along the signed walkway which takes you first around the perimeter and then.....  more »
  • This archaeological complex is just one of the many megalithic temples found in the island of Malta. The earliest dated part of the temple is around 3150 BC. The temple is found in Tarxien. A...  more »
  • Of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Malta, this temple is one of the six (?) megalithic temples in Malta. I say if you're going to see one, you should make the effort to see as many as you are able to. This one is somewhat smaller than the others but gives a different feel than the others. This site is covered so if you're going during the day, you can stay out of the sun while you stroll through the exhibit and temple site gaining more information about its history. Each temple is different from the other yet the same and thus connected. It's amazing to realize that these are older than Stonehenge and even more amazing because of the complexity of the build.
  • 5.000 years ago. I just wonder what man power was needed to build several temples like this on these islands.

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