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Skorba, Malta


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Major Neolithic site on the limestone Bidnija Ridge in northwest Malta excavated in 1961–3 by David Trump on behalf of the National Museum of Malta. The uppermost levels comprised a small temple that started life as a three‐apsed structure in the Ggantija Phase (3600–3000 bc) before being extended in the Tarxien Phase (3000–2600 bc). Underneath is a fairly extensive settlement of the Ghar Dalam Phase (c.5000 bc) of the Maltese Neolithic, comprising houses with stone foundations and mud‐brick walls. Nearby was what might be a precursor of the temples: an oval‐roomed building dating to between 4300 and 4000 bc.

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D. H. Trump, 1966, Skorba. London: Society of Antiquaries

Subjects: Archaeology.


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