Hagar Qim

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The prehistoric megalithic temple complex of Hagar Qim was built during the Copper Age, around 3800 BC. Together with several Neolithic temples found on Malta, such as the nearby Mnajdra temple, the temples are the oldest known human structures in the world. The temples are adorned with animal figures and idols and include altars that were used for sacrifices and various chambers. Everything was carved out of the rock using flint stone and obsidian tools.

Large pieces of limestone where laid out in a pattern that is similar to Mother Goddes figures that were found on the site. From the temples there is an excellent view over the Mediterranean, as well as the island of Filfla.

The temples are not far from the village of Qrendi, some 10 km southwest of Valletta.


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