The Tarxien Temples site consists of a complex of four megalithic structures built before 5000 years back.
It was discovered in 1913 by local farmers, the site was extensively excavated between 1915 and 1919, with a number of minor interventions carried out in the 1920s, by Sir Themistocles Zammit, Director of Museums at the time.
Tarxian’s first unit was constructed in the Ggantija phase about 3600-3000 BC with a distinctive plan formed of 5 areas.
The temples were used regularly for rituals including animal sacrifice.
The Tarxien Temples is an important area which has a great significance because it gives you an insight into how the temples were constructed.
One of the largest and most complex of the prehistoric sites on the islands.
Important thing needs to know about Temple:
- The Temple’s Plan
- Interesting Wall
- Mysterious grove
- Interior of the Temple
- Temple Culture
- Inside View
- Large sized Stone bowl
- Main Entrance
- Domestic animals carved in relief
- Fat Lady Sculpture
A UNESCO World Heritage Site listed it as ‘The Megalithic Temples of Malta’ in the World Heritage List.
Home to some of the best examples of prehistoric art which have survived the millennia, including the well-known reliefs of two bulls and a sow.