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World Heritage Site Megalithic Temples of 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 Qim, 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.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

ivTo be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history. All
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The intricate artwork has survived the centuries remarkably intact.

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Discover Ġgantija Temples in Ix-Xagħra, Malta: These temples are among the oldest free-standing stone buildings in the world.

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