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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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  • Entering this small temple complex, really takes you back in time. In front of the entrance are what are called libation holes. In fact they were probably used to balance energy before you entered the...  more »
  • Not great interest for the visitor does not deserve the detour, even with a guide the site feel any emotion
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  • As for the temples of Ta' Hagrat, these temples are open only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and tickets cannot be bought on the spot. Fortunately, you can enter directly with Malta passes. These temples are in very bad condition and much smaller than those of Hagar Qim, Mnajdra, Tarxien or Ggantija so well you do the tour in 3 minutes... Note that one of the temple, the more poorly preserved, is outside the enclosure pays. Entry is €3.50 or €6.00 with ticket combi for the temples of Ta' Hagrat (who are just a little more interesting).
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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