Heritage Malta to hold open day in Tarxien Temples

(Elements from Tarxien Temples. (source: Heritage Malta media)

Heritage Malta (HM) will open the megalithic temples of Tarxien to the public for free entrance on 20 October, according to a press release sent to Business Malta. A new guide book will also be launched on the day.

The new guide book gives all the necessary information to customers about the temples with text and photos and the author will be signing copies on the day.

The temples were built between 3600 BC and 2500 BC and they are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List representing examples of architecture illustrating a stage in human history. The temples were discovered in 1913 by a local farmer while ploughing his fields.

The area was excavated revealing a megalithic site. Sections of the structure were highly decorated with spirals and reliefs of animals and a stone bowl, part of a statue and a number of interesting stone features added to the mystique of the site.

HM will also offer guided one hour tours on a first come, first served basis. Moreover, visitors can enjoy a pottery session and attend an archaeology meeting held by the Classics and Archaeology Student Association.

The event will start at 9:00 and will finish at 17:00 with last admissions at 16:30.