Temple of Ġgantija

July 12, 2017

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Photographer: Jim Bucko
Summary Author: Jim Bucko
 
CaptureShown above is the ancient Temple of Ġgantija on Gozo island in the Mediterranean Sea, some 60 mi (100 km) south of Sicily. Built approximately 3400 BC, portions of the walls of this Neolithic temple are almost 20 ft (6 m) high. The largest stone (limestone) used in its construction measures 20 ft by 13 ft (6 m by 4 m) and weighs 57 tons. At left are statues found in one of the temple's interior rooms. The most ancient temples uncovered here, and on nearby Malta, date to 4000 BC, more than 1000 years older than the great pyramids of Egypt.
 
Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS; Focal Length: 6.2mm; Aperture: ƒ/8.0; Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125); ISO equiv: 80.