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Location: Malta         Length: 17 min

Long before Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, Neolithic people in Malta built many impressive megalithic temples. Then the temple builders vanished from the archaeological record. This is one of the greatest enigmas in the world of archaeology, but surprisingly few people have even heard of the Maltese temples. By contrast, Stonehenge, a simpler monument erected about a thousand years later, is literally world-famous. Our ALI film team goes to Malta to explore the temples and their mysteries.

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Produced in 2011 by Archaeological Legacy Institute and Spiral Pictures for the Malta Tourism Authority

Copyright 2011 by Archaeological Legacy Institute and Spiral Pictures

Malta Archaeological Sites - Megalithic Temples and Tombs (Malta Tourism Authority)

Malta: Prehistory and Temples (book by David H. Trump)

The Megalithic Temples of Malta (Daniel Cilia)

The Temples of Malta and Gozo: The Oldest Buildings in Europe (Bradford Foundation)

Siege of Malta (1565) (Wikipedia)