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Malta, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

 Posted by , last edited on October 01, 2013 at 05:32:29

Location Commune of Paola, Island of Malta, Malta
Coordinates N35 52 16.824 E14 30 26.604
Property 0.13 ha
Date of Inscription 1980

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/130 )

The Hypogeum is an enormous subterranean structure excavated c. 2500 B.C., using cyclopean rigging to lift huge blocks of coralline limestone. Perhaps originally a sanctuary, it became a necropolis in prehistoric times.

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