The Temple Of Gigantia
The Temple Of Gigantia
Megalithic structures built in ancient times, attracting numerous scientists from around the world who are trying to solve the mystery of their construction and purpose. And after scientists and archaeologists are drawn and tourists who want to see these ancient buildings, withphotosgraphisofts on their background, and then long to tell your friends about your amazing journey.
Such facilities exist in the Republic of Malta – there are several, but of particular interest is the Temple of Gigantia, built over 35 centuries ago on one of the Islands of the Maltese archipelago – Gozo. Considering its ancient ruins, can’t even imagine what this ancient temple is the coeval of the Egyptian pyramids. Driving up to the small town of Xaghra, a huge building can be seen from afar. It’s not one, but two churches built opposite one another, and around them stands a huge wall that stretches for kilometers, as if protecting ancient sacred place, a place of power, from uninvited visitors. The entrance to the temple complex fee – a fee of $2,6 – this is not big money, so to visit the temple complex can be anyone.
Unfortunately, time did not spare the ancient Church, and in our day it is in ruins, but it is possible to judge about the former grandeur of the ancient megalithic structures. Material for the construction of the temple of Gigantia was huge untreated boulders. Still it remains a mystery how these stones were lifted up and closely customized to each other. Scientists still are unable to unravel the mystery of this amazing place remains a mystery and the technology of construction of the temple, and by whom it was built. The only thing that was able to understand the scientists, it is the purpose of the temple. Here in the old days were carried out religious rituals in honor of the God or goddess of fertility. The altars on which the sacrifices were made, can be seen today.
Probably, human sacrifices were performed here – archaeologists have found numerous bones of various animals, many of which are long extinct. In addition, during archaeological excavations on the territory of the temple complex were found the statuettes, in the shape of the female figure – like statues were among many ancient peoples and symbolized fertility.
Why temples are located opposite to each other? The question is not one scholar was not able to answer. Perhaps they symbolize the male and the female. Found a stone with a deep groove located at the entrance to the temple complex suggests that the followers of the old God before entering the temple would perform ablution. Perhaps their religion included the idea of ritual purity or impurity. Who built the temple complexes of Gigantia? Scientific hypotheses is not, and there is only a beautiful legend, which for centuries passed from mouth to mouth by local residents.