Menhirs are found all over the world. Some stand alone, others form part of stone circles, rows and other shapes. In Malta it's thought they may have once belonged to megalithic temples or other Neolithic buildings. Alternatively they may have been built during the later Bronze Age. The purpose of menhirs isn't known, but theories vary from them having been used for astronomical alignments or as boundary markers between different villages. This section also features scattered megaliths which must have belonged to a building, but often the sites are too ruinous to provide any useful information.

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QALA

This menhir in Qala is surrounded by houses but may have once been a part of a megalithic temple. 

KIRKOP

The cross etched into this menhir is recent but the menhir itself most likely dates to the temple period. 

XEMXIJA

There are two menhirs in Xemxija close to what's thought could be unexcavated temple remains. 

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ĦAL RESQUN

In between the airport and Gudja there are a few worked megalithic blocks at the side of the road.

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L-IMREJŻBIET

On the outskirts of Għajnsielem are megalithic stones which look as though they made up a circle once. 

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BORĠ IL-GĦARIB

Just north of the L-Imrejżbiet 'stone circle' in Għajnsielem are two megalithic walls in a farmer's field. 

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TAR-RADDIENA

These blocks are now part of a rubble wall on the side of the Birkirkara bypass. 

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XAGĦRA

Next to the Ta' Għejżu cave in Xagħra and close to Ġgantija are various scattered megaliths.

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WIED FILEP

Next to the huge dolmens in Mosta are several megaliths which may have been related to those structures once.