Open Day at Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temples – Sunday 10th March

Gone are the days when people from the Neolithic were simply considered as being set in their ‘primitive’ ways. Indeed, several discoveries have shown that millenia ago, the inhabitants of these islands were innovative thinkers that time and time again found new and better ways of doing things. The monumental megalithic temples of the Maltese Islands are a supreme example of their remarkable competences. On Sunday, 10th March, Heritage Malta is inviting the public to an Open Day at Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temples which will include several interesting activities.

At 9.30am, children from ages 5 to 10, can make their own clay pots the Neolithic way. This activity will be repeated at 1.30pm.

At 10.00am, a curator from Heritage Malta will give a tour of Ħaġar Qim and  Mnajdra in English. Meeting point at Ħaġar Qim Gate.

At 10.30am, children from ages 8 to 12, can prepare flatbread – a snack made with ingredients that were available at the time.

At noon, osteologist and archaeologist, Bernadette Mercieca Spiteri, will give the lecture ‘Travelling back in time with the Neolithic people’ during which she will reveal intriguing details about the current research which is being done on the ancient human bones that were discovered at the Xagħra Circle in Gozo.

During this event, the public can explore the temples, as well as the interactive visitor centre located close by.

Opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm (last admission at 4.30pm)


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