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Skorba Temples

Skorba temples provide prehistorical structures that describes the life of the first settlers on the Maltese Islands

The Skorba Temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in Mgarr, about a kilometre away from Ta Hagrat and were excavated by David Trump in the 1960s.

This excavation resulted in the discovery of two temples, dating to the Ggantija (3,600-3,200 BC) and the Tarxien (3,150-2,500 BC) phases. Skorba in Malta was occupied long before the temples were built. The earliest remains consist of a stretch of wall dating back to the Ghar Dalam phase (5,000-4,300 BC).

Remains of wheat, lentil and barley seeds together with pottery, animal bone and stone tools were found next to this wall. A more extensive structure was unearthed in the field east of the Tarxien phase temple. This consists of the stone foundations of two huts dating back to the Red Skorba phase (4,400-4,100 BC).

The discovery within these structures of a number of female figurines and goat skulls, led the excavator to suggest that these structures may have been used as some sort of shrine. Visiting the Skorba Temple during your holiday in Malta is recommended.

Due to the small size and fragility of the Skorba Temples, only 15 visitors may be admitted at a time.

Mgarr Temple Historical site Skorba Temples, Triq L-Imqades, Mgarr, Malta UNESCO site ? yes Tuesday: 11.30-13.00 Closed: Good Friday, 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January Website +356 2158 0590
Adults (18 - 59 years): €5 Students (12 - 17 years), Senior Citizens (60 years and over): €3.50 Children (6 -11 years): €2.50 Children (under 5): Free
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