This Friday on History Channel 2 ("H2"), on the program 'In Search of Ancient Aliens', the Megalithic Temples of Malta will be featured. These eleven temples may be an insight into proto-European culture and spirituality. The early stock of Malta was proto-European; Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans came later. Giorgio Tsoukalos from 'Ancient Aliens' (the guy with the funny hair) is the host of the program, and his mentor Erich von Däniken is a frequent guest. I remember when I was very young, my father had one of von Däniken's books, and I tried to make sense of it. It's amazing how his work has come into the mainstream over the years.
From Wikipedia: "The Megalithic Temples of Malta are the eleven prehistoric monuments, of which seven are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, built during three distinct time periods between 3000 BC and 700 BC approximately. They have been claimed as the oldest free-standing structures on Earth, although the largely buried Göbekli Tepe complex is now believed to be older. Archaeologists believe that these megalithic complexes are the result of local innovations in a process of cultural evolution. This led to the building of several temples of the Ġgantija phase (3600-3000 BC), culminating in the large Tarxien temple complex, which remained in use until 2500 BC. After this date, the temple building culture disappeared."
|Excavation on the "Pyramid of the Moon" in 2010.|
|Bosnian "Pyramid of the Sun"|