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Ta' Hagrat Temples, Mgarr

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The Ta' Ħaġrat temples in Mġarr, Malta is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with several other Megalithic temples. They are amongst the most ancient religious sites on Earth. The larger Ta' Ħaġrat temple dates from the Ġgantija phase ; the smaller is dated to the Saflieni phase .LocationTa' Ħaġrat is on the eastern outskirts of the village of Mġarr, roughly one kilometer from the Ta' Skorba temples. Characteristics of the Ta' Ħaġrat façade resemble those in the Ta' Skorba complex.Temple ComplexThe excavation of plentiful pottery deposits show that a village stood on the site and predates the temples themselves. This early pottery is dated to the Mġarr phase (3800-3600 BCE).Ta' Ħaġrat is built out of lower coralline limestone, the oldest exposed rock in the Maltese Islands. The complex contains two adjacent temples. The smaller temple abuts the major one on the northern side.The two parts are less regularly planned and smaller in size than many of the other neolithic temples in Malta. Unlike other megalithic temples in Malta no decorated blocks were discovered; however a number of artifacts were found. Perhaps most intriguing is a scale model of a temple, sculpted in globigerina limestone.
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  • Difficult to find, need GPS. In a housing area, end of short street, virtually no parking., not open on Sunday we were there. Through the gate we could see piles of rocks that are the remains of these...  more »
  • Not only was this uncovered and open to the air... it was just so perfect. No reconstruction. Natural . Felt real The young lady that Saturday caught me in an emotional moment due to my dying father. ...  more »
  • We took the number 101 bus to Imgarr Square and found the office for tickets to the temple. We walked a short way to the temple. This temple is not so big as others on Malta but interesting and not ma...  more »
  • Poor, but the warden is very nice and let us enter a little after the closure.
  • The rudest individual that will not let you in working hours without a ticket you buy someplace else (and different working time). Site itself looks small and uninteresting. Avoid!
  • A great example of the sophistication of these ancient people. We are so fortunate that this site was rescued just in time.
  • It may not be so well known gives charm is very important book and buy the ticket in advance and check the days of visit that there are hardly any two a week
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