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Originally posted by Hanslune
reply to post by coredrill
The Hypogeum is one of favorite parts of Malta. One of the sites you mentioned was recently damaged by vandalism. However I forget which one.
Not to forget the unknown "tracks"
One small correction, the honor for first free standing building I believe goes now to the temple at Gobeki Tepe or to the structures of Catalhuyuk.
The Ġgantija temples were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. In 1992, the UNESCO Committee decided to further extend the existing listing to include five other megalithic temple sites: Ħaġar Qim, L-Imnajdra [a], Ta' Ħaġrat, Ta' Skorba and Tarxien. Heritage Malta today protects the sites, while ownership of the surrounding lands varies site-by-site. They are the oldest free-standing structures on Earth.