Ta' Ħaġrat World Heritage Site

Megalithic temples in Malta

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Ta' Ħaġrat
Ta' Ħaġrat Temples is located in Malta
Ta' Ħaġrat Temples
Location within Malta
LocationMġarr, Malta
Coordinates35°55′07″N 14°22′07″E / 35.9185°N 14.3686°E / 35.9185; 14.3686Coordinates: 35°55′07″N 14°22′07″E / 35.9185°N 14.3686°E / 35.9185; 14.3686
TypeTemple
History
MaterialLimestone
Foundedc.3600 BC–c.3200 BC
PeriodsĠgantija phase
Saflieni phase
Site notes
Excavation dates1923–1961
ArchaeologistsThemistocles Zammit
John Davies Evans
David H. Trump
ConditionRuins
OwnershipGovernment of Malta
ManagementHeritage Malta
Public accessYes
WebsiteHeritage Malta
Part ofMegalithic Temples of Malta
CriteriaCultural: (iv)
Reference132ter-004
Inscription1980 (4th session)
Extensions1992, 2015
Area0.154 ha (16,600 sq ft)

The Ta' Ħaġrat ([taˈħad͡ʒrat]) temples in Mġarr, Malta is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with several other Megalithic temples.[1] They are amongst the most ancient religious sites on Earth.[2] The larger Ta' Ħaġrat temple dates from the Ġgantija phase (3600–3200 BCE);[3] the smaller is dated to the Saflieni phase (3300–3000 BCE).[3]

  1. ^ "Megalithic Temples of Malta - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Malta Temples and The OTS Foundation". Otsf.org. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 October 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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