Friday, July 13, 2007

Tarxien Temples

I think I am going to earn a reputation for taking folks' parents out and about in Malta. One woman at the embassy is supposed to be vacationing with her mother right now, but because of an injury she can't travel, and her mom is having to find her own entertainment in Malta. Today we decided to go visit the Tarxien Temples, which I was promised were signposted very well. We did get lost, but only at the very end - we were within 1/2 km of the temples by the time we realized we didn't know where we were.

The temples were much nicer, in better condition and had more useful information than the Mnajdra and Hagar Qim temples - and many of the friezes and statues are replicas, so why they can't do that at Mnajdra and Hagar Qim I don't know. Tarxien were the last of the neolithic temples built on Malta, and . Here is some more information about them.

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