Malta's Megalithic Marvels
Malta's megalithic temples belong to -so it is said- the oldest buildings in the world. Older than Stonehenge and even older than the pyramids they are: the ancient temples for the Magna Mater (Great Mother) on the islands Gozo and Malta. Many questions will stay unanswered as the templebuilders left no written evidence of their existence. All we have left are millenia old buildings, mostly built in pairs. Some of them completely ruined and some in an amazing good shape and with artefacts within the chambers.
On these pages I will try to give as much information on the temples as I can. The information comes from books, websites and all I could gather while I was in Malta for a holiday. As you will see, many of the pictures about Tarxien, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra come from my own photo album, pictures of other temples are either from the internet or scanned from books and leaflets.
On these pages you can find an introduction, a timeline, general information about the temples sites and specific information on some temples on Malta and Gozo, information about the Magna Mater Cult and the myth about Magna Mater as well as a gallery with pictures. The links to these pages can be found in the linkbar at the left.