XAGHRA – Ggantija

Ġ gantija, (‘Giants’ Tower’) is a Neolithic, megalithic temple complex on the Mediterranean island of Gozo. The Ġ gantija temples are the earliest of a series of megalithic temples in Malta. The Ġ gantija temples are older than the pyramids of Egypt. Their makers erected the two Ġ gantija temples during the Neolithic Age (c. 3600-2500 BC), which makes these temples more than 5500 years old and the world’s second oldest manmade religious structures, after Göbekli Tepe. Together with other similar structures, these have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Megalithic Temples of Malta. The temples were possibly the site of a Fertility cult; archeologists believe that the numerous figurines and statues found on site are connected with that cult. According to local Gozitan folklore, a giantess who ate nothing but broad beans and honey bore a child from a man of the common people. With the child hanging from her shoulder, built these temples and used them as places of worship

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine with script
  • City: XAGHRA - GOZO
  • Country: Malta
  • Available: yes
  • Location: XAGHRA - GOZO, Malta