Thursday, October 17, 2013

Prehistoric Temples in Malta and Gozo - MALTA - UNESCO #132

My first card from the island of Malta arrived today! It shows the ruins of four prehistoric megalithic temples in the archipelago of Malta and Gozo considered World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1980 (the complete site includes 11 temples). Thank you very much Valentina, I wish you all the luck in the word on this new adventure in Malta. I've reached 190 sites in my collection (only 10 more to the 200 landmark), still 791 missing. This postcard took 3 days to arrive!
UNESCO #132 - Prehistoric Megalithic Temples - MALTA
Seven megalithic temples are found on the islands of Malta and Gozo, each the result of an individual development. The two temples of Ggantija on the island of Gozo are notable for their gigantic Bronze Age structures. On the island of Malta, the temples of Hagar Qin, Mnajdra and Tarxien are unique architectural masterpieces, given the limited resources available to their builders. The Ta'Hagrat and Skorba complexes show how the tradition of temple-building was handed down in Malta.

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