All the megalithic temples of Malta have long been discovered and investigated by archaeologists, but these buildings still raise a lot of questions from scientists around the world
The main mystery of the Maltese temples lies in their origin: these structures were built long before the Egyptian pyramids (according to official figures) - in the Bronze Age. Their age is more than 5000 years.
It is curious that all these structures were built without the use of iron tools. Each megalithic temple complex developed independently, while the scale of all megaliths is so grand that the locals believed that they were built by giant giants.
Nothing is known about the builders of these unique majestic buildings - these people disappeared without a trace a millennium after the temples were built. Today, thanks to the latest research, scientists have put forward new hypotheses that can probably shed light on the mystery of megalithic temples.
First of all, it should be said that the construction of temples in Malta began long before the beginning of buildings in continental Europe (the oldest known - Cairn de Barnenez, Finistere, France, 4500 BC), which means that the Maltese megaliths are in many ways prototypes for monuments from other regions. Scientists have established that the cultures of prehistoric Malta are largely associated with Sicily, therefore archaeologists suggest that Malta was the cult center of the peoples of the Sicilian Neolithic Paleometal.