cultural territorial networks

archaeological heritage



Malta’s archaeological heritage is an immensely rich one. With three UNESCO World Heritage Sites enlistments and with our unique sites, we are continuously striving to continue safeguarding these sites for our future generations.

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4.1 Ggantija


The intent of the project at the Ggantija Heritage Park is to upgrade the present tourism product by offering an enhanced holistic visitor experience. It comprises the building of a fully accessible on site Visitor Centre which will:
• provide a welcoming orientation point for visitors to Xaghra, particularly the Ggantija Temples World Heritage Site, the Xaghra Stone Circle and Ta’ Kola Windmill, all sites managed by Heritage Malta;
• house a permanent display of Gozo’s prehistoric collection, together with interpretation, ancillary services and office space;
• allow visitors to the Ggantija Temples to enjoy the cultural and natural landscape lying between the visitor centre and the megalithic temples.

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4.2 Hal Saflieni Hypogeum


This truly unique site enjoys an individual listing on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Hypogeum consists of halls, chambers and passages hewn out of the living rock and covering some 500m². The rock-cut chambers are of a diverse shapes and sizes and finished to different standards of workmanship. The complex is grouped in three levels – the upper level (3600-3300 BC), the middle level (3300-3000 BC), and the lower level (3150 -2500 BC). The deepest room in the lower level is 10.6 metres under road surface. The site was discovered accidentally by a stone mason in 1902

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4.3 St. Paul’s Catacombs


St. Paul’s Catacombs are a typical complex of interconnected, underground Roman cemeteries that were in use up to the 4th century AD. They are located on the outskirts of the old Roman capital Melite (today’s Mdina), since Roman law prohibited burials within the city. St Paul’s Catacombs represent the earliest and largest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta. The site was cleared and investigated in 1894 by Dr A.A. Caruana, the pioneer of Christian archaeology in Malta.

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