Malta Photos
Prehistoric Malta
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Malta has a rich and unique treasure trove of prehistoric remains. In the south of Malta, a large cave, Ghar
Dalam cave, was discovered and contains fascinating fossil remains. Many of the animals found in the cave,
such as the extinct dwarf Hippopotamus and dwarf elephant, shown on the right, are unique Maltese species.
There are several prehistoric temple complexes on Malta and Gozo. The one shown on the left is located in
Tarxien. Some of these structures are among the oldest surviving human structures known to have existed. By
contrast, the people of the towns of imtahleb still inhabit caves, a tradition that dates from prehistoric times.