|Image: Gozo North Cave, Ggantija, Anne Oldham.
© Tony Oldham, 21-FEB-2002, with kind permission.
|Location:||Ggantija Temple, Xaghra.|
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Discovered in 1949, it is very likely to have originally been a rock-cut tomb but, during the "Tarxien" phase (c3000-2500 BC), it might have served as the temple's rubbish pit. In fact, a lot of material from this phase was found in it, as well as a few pottery sherds of the "Ggantija" phase (c3600-3000 BC), fragments of a human skull and some animal bones. Today (2002), it has been completely excavated leaving a 1.5m high rock tunnel with an entrance at either end.
Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.