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Ruins of Tas-Silġ

On a hill overlooking Marsaxlokk Bay, archaeological excavations have found objects and remains dating from the Neolithic era to the fourth century AD.

After studying, megaliths, spread over a hill, archaeologists concluded that around 3000 to 2500 BC a large complex was built with at least 3 temples and possibly a village around it. Today, a D-shaped delimitation of large blocks of a lapsed temple can be seen.

From this time, excavations have been made of lithics and various artefacts.

In the Bronze Age, the temple was in all probability converted into a settlement.

Shards, pottery, handicrafts and stone tools have been excavated from this Bronze Age area.

The Phoenicians took over Malta around 700 BC and built a Punic temple using the remains. The facade was expanded and a large stone with two pilasters formed a doorway. In 300 BC a portico was added, and certain parts were in all likelihood built as a sort of fortress to protect against invaders.

Part of this temple still exists.

Ash, earthenware, coins, animal bones and chips with votive inscriptions have been found in the excavations from the Phoenician period.

The temple was rebuilt in Roman times. Various Roman materials were found during excavations.

The hill is near Tas-Silġ where large water storage areas have been discovered that date back to the Roman or Punic era.
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Can be completely overlooked from the road. Fences around this historic site provide sufficient visibility.
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