The prehistoric temples of Malta are unique in the entire world. They are the oldest standing stone structures which remain to us from ancient times. The temples date from 4000 – 2500 BC. They are older than Stonehenge, older than the Pyramids. Their architecture is beautiful and inspiring, their scale impressive.
Excellently preserved, they were covered with soil from early times and ignored by the long march of history. They were rediscovered and carefully restored by European and native Maltese archaeologists beginning in the 19th century. Because of their beauty and historical imprtance, the major temple complexes are deservedly designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Not to miss are the following archeological sites:
• Ghar Dalam , Birzebbuga
• Borg in-Nadur , Birzebbuga
• Skorba Temples , Mgarr
• Ta hagrat Temples , Mgarr
• Hagar Qim Temples , Qrendi
• Mnajdra Temples , Qrendi
• Hal Saflieni Hypogeum , Paola
• Tarxien Temples , Tarxien
• Ggantija Temples