Tuesday, March 20, 2012

MALTA ~Mnajdra Temples-UNESCO~

A wonderful mystical and impressive sight of the oldest known building ruins in Europe and even older than Stonehenge and maybe even older than the Pyramids...It's unbelievable to read but the site, one of the world's oldest man made structures, was vandalized in 1996 (graffiti) and 2001 (toppled & broken)...Thanks a lot Agi!!

Lovely stamp but unfortunately it hasn't been cancelled..
MaltaPost issued a philatelic commemorative set of three stamps titled ‘Christmas 2011. This year’s Christmas set reproduces Old Master paintings representing The Holy Family.
The Megalithic Temples of Malta are known as “the oldest free-standing monuments in the world”. They date from ca. 3000 B.C.
The temples were elaborately built from stone with doorways set up perfectly to measure the year and so the sun entered directly through the gates at the equinox.
The temples are currently (Oct. 2009) covered by large tents to protect them from the weather.

2 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful view. Indeed it is unbelievable and really sad that such WH sites, which are a testimony of our history and treasures to save for future generations, can be vandalized.

    ReplyDelete
  2. ...I don't know how it could even cross someone's mind to carry out such a crime on this amazing site.:(

    ReplyDelete