Open Day at the Ggantija Temples Heritage Park this Friday
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A reminder that as part of the European Heritage Days, which this year will carry the theme “Heritage Built in Stone,” Heritage Malta will be holding an Open Day of the newly inaugurated Ggantija Temples Heritage Park this coming Friday, the 1st of November.
The Ggantija Temples consist of two megalithic temples surrounded by a massive common boundary wall and dating to between 3600 BC and 3200 BC. One of the most striking features of the entire complex, the boundary wall, is built using the header and stretcher technique, with the megaliths alternating face out and edge out to provide structural stability. The name of the complex is derived from the Maltese word “ggant” meaning giant.
Together with another five megalithic temples present in our islands Ggantija Temples are listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Following the inauguration of the Archaeological Heritage Conservation Project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, Ggantija Temples Heritage Park now incorporates an interpretation centre focusing on Gozo’s prehistory.
Visitors can enjoy new and exciting interpretation material on our prehistoric ancestors. The brand new interpretation centre provides an educational yet entertaining experience to all its visitors, taking them back in time by means of the new pathway which leads from the interpretation centre to the temples themselves.
All this will be possible free of charge during the Open Day this coming Friday, the 1st of November between 9.ooam and 5.00pm (last admission at 4:30pm).