"Ggantija - The World's Oldest Buildings" Ggantija by steventilly
Ggantija Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 67 photos
The temples of Ggantija in the town of Xaghra on Gozo are the oldest man made constructions on the planet. They date from 3600BC and pre-date every other known construction, including the wonders of Egypt. Unfortunatley they're in a poor state of repair and are held up by an array of scaffolding which does not make for very good pictures! ;-)
Also, you cannot really get a good impression of the layout of the temples unless you see them from above, so some sort of raised viewing area here would be very useful. The best you can do at the moment is to buy a postcard of an aerial view.
The site is well worth visiting though, if only because of its antiquity, and the site gives some great views across the plains of this part of Gozo and down to the immense church in the town of Xewkija.
- Pros:World's Oldest Man Made Structures
- Cons:No Interpratation Aids, No Aerial Viewing Platform, Lots Of Scaffolding
- In a nutshell:Must See, Simply For Its Antiquity
You get great views from the temple site out across the southern plains of Gozo and on to the coast beyond. Most... more travel advice
There's little to help you with interpretation, a point that is made in my guide book and then it itself does little to... more travel advice
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