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Skorba Temples, Mgarr

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The Skorba temples are megalithic remains on the northern edge of Żebbiegħ, in Malta, which have provided detailed and informative insight into the earliest periods of Malta's neolithic culture. The site was only excavated in the early 1960s, rather late in comparison to other megalithic sites, some of which had been studied since the early 19th century. The site's importance has led to its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a listing it shares with six other megalithic temples in Malta.

This later excavation allowed the use of modern methods of dating and analysis. The temple itself is not in good condition, especially in comparison to the more complete temples of Ħaġar Qim and Tarxien. However, the importance of this site does not lie in the actual remains but rather in what was garnered from their excavation.
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TripAdvisor
  • Here we took the bus out to Imgarr and bought the ticket in the council office, then walked up the main road to the Temple. It took nearly 30 mins to get there in the sunshine. It is a small temple an...  more »
  • Not quite as interesting as the Ta Hagrat nearby but the sheer age and history of this site is impressive. A great deal of imagination required though. Quite difficult to find, a bit up the hill from ...  more »
  • This is a small and heavily eroded temple site but worth seeing if you are in the area. There are a few information boards around the site but it is definitely worth reading up on the site before visi...  more »
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  • Poor and closed before the official closure hour
  • Famous historic location
  • What you see from the fence is what you need...
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  • Is worth a visit