Watch a 5,600-year-old stone calendar announcing the arrival of winter

Knowing the time of the year was vital for the Temple Period inhabitants of the island in order to conduct specific agricultural and animal husbandry activities. This might have been the reason why they decided to mark the changing seasons in the Mnajdra South Temple by means of a solar calendar, which incorporates the entrance of the structure as part of it. On Saturday, 22nd December, Heritage Malta is inviting the general public to experience the phenomenon which signals the arrival of winter in this 5,600 year old structure.

The meeting point for this event which starts at 6.15am is at the Ħaġar Qim Visitor Centre. Limited places are available and prebooking is a must. A tour of the Temples and light refreshments will follow.

Tickets can be purchased from all Heritage Malta sites and museums, & ONLINE.

Prices:  €25 per person and €15 for Heritage Malta members and ICOM card holders.

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