Archaeological Sites

The sheer number of archaeological sites on the Maltese Islands sets their history apart from that of other Mediterranean destinations.

One site above all others is special to Malta - the Hypogeum, a labyrinth of underground chambers probably used as both a burial site and a temple. The Islands' temples qualify as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are open to the public.There are megalithic monuments, Bronze Age dolmens, Punic tombs, remains of Roman Villas and traces of prehistoric man, which defy explanation, such as the mysterious 'cart tracks'. For three millennia, from around 5200 B.C., the archipelago was home to a unique, temple-building civilisation. Malta and Gozo's temples are thought to be the oldest free-standing buildings known to man.

A good place to start your tour is at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta or the Hypogeum itself.


Tas-Silġ Ancient Temple

Tas-Silġ Ancient Temple

Triq Xrob l-Għaġin, Marsaxlokk, Malta Tas-Silġ is a multi-period sanctuary site located in the south-eastern part of the island of Malta, close to Marsaxlokk harbour. The site has a long history of antiquarian research and archaeological excavation.
Tel:+356 22954000
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Xagħra Stone Circle

Xagħra Stone Circle

Triq il-Qaċċa, Xagħra, Gozo The Xagħra Stone Circle is an underground funerary complex, situated in Xagħra on the Maltese island of Gozo.
Tel:+356 22954000, +356 21564188
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