Megalithic Temples of Malta: A UNESCO World Heritage Site; WorldAtlas.com


Malta – Megalithic Temples of Malta

Built between 3600 BC and 700 BC, the Megalithic Temples of Malta have been claimed as the oldest free-standing structures on Earth.

The Wonders Of The Megalithic Temples Of Malta

Historians have always put emphasis on Egypt, Greece, and Mesopotamia when talking about ancient temples. However, the small country of Malta has become a focal point of discussion after the discovery of the Megalithic Temples of Malta. The Megalithic Temples of Malta are ancient temples built over a period of 2900 years with construction commencing in 3600BC, and this makes them one of the oldest free-standing artificial structures in the world. Carbon dating conducted on some of the temples have indicated their date of construction as being 5,500 BC making them the oldest temples in the world, and older than the popular Stonehenge or the Egyptian Pyramids.

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