Archaeological Sites

SKORBA TEMPLES

St. Anne Square, Żebbiegħ Mġarr, MĠR 2210, Malta

Skorba Temples

Skorba comprises two temple remains and was left untouched during the first two phases of archaeological digs at temple sites in the early 19th and 20th centuries.

At Skorba, a typical three-apsed temple was built in 3600-3200 BC, replacing a village that had been inhabited since 5000-4300 BC. A second temple was added to the east in 3150-2500 BC, which was in a more ruinous state when found, but originally consisted of four apses and a central niche. Skorba was occupied long before the temples were built and the earliest structure identified on the site dates to 5000-4300 BC. In the field to the east there are two rooms dating back to 4400-4100 BC.

The irregularity of the floors and the absence of hearths seem to preclude the site’s domestic use. The group of figurines found in the northern room suggest that the building had a religious function.

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  • Contact: Heritage Malta,
  • Phone: +356 21580590
  • Phone: +356 22954000
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  • Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 09.00 - 17.00hrs. Last admission at 16.30hrs Closed on 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January & Good Friday. Due to the small size and fragility of these sites, only 15 visitors may be admitted at a time.
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