Ta' Ħaġrat

Updated: Sep 2

Date: 3600-3200 BCE

Period: Neolithic

Phase: Ġgantija

Location: Mġarr, Malta

Access: Public museum managed by Heritage Malta


Site details


Ta' Ħaġrat has a main temple with a simple trefoil design and an interconnected irregular shaped lobed building to the east.


Features

  • Megalithic entrance steps

  • Libation hole

  • Internal steps

Finds

  • Pottery

  • Bone fragments

  • Figurine

  • Small model of a temple

Orientation

  • Main Temple - south east

  • East Building - south


Interesting facts


A small model of a roofed temple was found at Ta' Ħaġrat. This looks similar to the temple facade carving found at Ħaġar Qim and is thought to prove that the temples once had roofs.


Ta' Ħaġrat is built on the site of an Early Neolithic village.



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