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“Sophistication from long before the Pyramids”
Review of Tarxien Temples

Tarxien Temples
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

This cluster of clover-leaf pattern Neolithic temples dating from long before the Pyramids and Stonehenge is an extraordinary survival from a civilisation that disappeared before 2500 BCE. There are informative panels beside the walkway that takes you round the site. There has been some reconstruction and some concrete remaking of large stones, but there remain substantial megalith walls, stone relief carvings of spirals and animals, an immense stone urn carved from a single block (shattered but reconstructed), and the base, feet and skirt of a colossal statue. The many small finds have of course been removed to a museum.

The site is well presented but will benefit from the exhibition that will presumably be included in the planned visitor centre. Meantime the 'Malta Insight Heritage Guide' by Anthony Place is a valuable resource and has fascinating photos of the site during its excavation.

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We enjoyed our visit to these Neolithic Temples, however, it is quite expensive....24 euros for 2 adults and 1 teen compared to say Fort Rinella or the Lascaris War Rooms - about the same price with a single visit ticket and both are so much better.....even better value with the Heritage Pass. The temples are none the less informative and interesting and best visited early morning or later in the afternoon as there is no shade there.

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Shows the ruins of a large temple dated abut 3000 BC. At first you walk along the edge of the area before entering the center area. Beware, it is hot in the summer and no place to hide from the sun. This is not a good place for small children.

Thank Tore S
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Although I found this site quite interesting, you can do the whole site in 20-30 minutes reading all the info.
Like someone else said there is nothing here to interest children and as it cost 15 Euros for 2 adults and a child there arefar better ways to spend your money and time in Malta.

Thank d-atkin
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Have to agree with Wayne C - earlier reviewer - on all counts. This site is really educational with lots of easy to read plaques in the right places. It was a nice walk from the Hypogeum and should really be included if you do go there. We had a Heritage Malta Multi-Site pass, so entry fee was included. I wouldn't want to visit if it was raining however.

Thank Ellen G
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