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Ġgantija Temples

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Ġgantija Temples Ir Rabat Għawdex  Malta
Ġgantija Temples Ir Rabat Għawdex  Malta
Ġgantija Temples Ir Rabat Għawdex  Malta
Ġgantija Temples Ir Rabat Għawdex  Malta

Ġgantija Temples

These are the oldest and the most impressive of the megalithic temples in the Maltese islands. Built during the Neolithic period, the ruins are more than 5,500 years old, predating Stonehenge and even the pyramids of Egypt.

It is the coralline limestone used to build the temples that has allowed them to endure for thousands of years. Recently restored, the site is visitor-friendly with walkways and a new center with displays of prehistoric artifacts from across Gozo.

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AFAR Contributor
about 3 years ago

Ġgantija Temples

The name of these two temples located on the island of Gozo is derived from the Maltese word for giant since this UNESCO World Heritage site was once (and awesomely) associated with a race of giants. While you picture a clan of Wun Wun’s ("Game of Thrones," anyone?) stomping amid these rough coralline limestone blocks that weigh over 50 tons, also consider that this site is one of the oldest ceremonial temples in the world—far preceding both Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Entry costs €6.