Heritage Architectural Marvel: Megalithic Temples, Malta

Oct 16, 2019

Malta's 11 megalithic temples are 3000 years BC Among the prehistoric wonders - monuments are. And 700 B.C. During this period, the construction of the temple was very important and each of these structures was reformed in its previous one. Some archaeologists believe that the temples have been described as the world's oldest freestanding buildings, which were created to worship certain deities, and at that time many of the bears are affected by the many problems of bears due to lack of adequate building equipment.

Temples of the Ġgantija were listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the 1980s. In 1992, the UNESCO Committee included five other megalithic temple sites in the current list. Nowadays, sites are managed by Heritage Malta, while surrounding land ownership changes from site to site. In addition, there are other megalithic temples in Malta which are not included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Maltese folklore specifies giants as having constructed the temples, which led to the name Ġgantija, meaning 'Giants' tower'. The Maltese linguist Joseph Aquilina consider that Mnajdra was the miniature of 'mandra', meaning a plot of ground planted with cultivated trees; however he also named the arbitrary derivation from the Arabic root 'manzara, meaning 'a place with commanding views.

Temples are built in the Maltese folklore, such as the temples being built, which are named ‘Ġgantija', which means 'giant' tower. Maltese linguist Josef Aquilina believed that Mnajdra was small of 'Mandra', which means a plot of land planted with arable trees; However, he named meaningful derivative from Arabic origin 'Manzara', which means a place with commanding views.