On Sunday 27th January, Heritage Malta is organizing an open day at Skorba and Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples. Both these sites have been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List due to their archaeological value and to their contribution in understanding Maltese prehistory.
Skorba lies in the hamlet of Żebbiegħ, at the outskirts of Mġarr, Malta. The site is unique for providing crucial evidence relating to the domestic aspect of the prehistoric people, primarily through the discovery of the remains of several huts which were used by the temple builders. Some of the structures within this site are earlier than the Temple Period (i.e. before 3600 BC), and therefore, are among the oldest constructed structures on the Maltese Islands.
Ta’ Ħaġrat archaeological site is located in Mġarr, Malta, and consists mainly of two temples. The major temple dates back to the Ġgantija phase (3600 – 3200 BC) and is renowned for its remarkable monumental doorway and facade.
Guided tours are scheduled as follows:
– Skorba: 11.30 am (in Maltese) and 3.00 pm (in English)
– Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples: 10.00 am (in Maltese) and 1.30 pm (in English)
Opening hours are from 9.00 am till 5.00 pm (last admission at 4.30 pm). Admission to both sites will be free of charge.
More information is available on Heritage Malta’s website.