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A nostalgic journey! Check out these photos from the 1950s capturing visitors at Mnajdra and Ħaġar Qim
The Maltese prehistoric structures were always an intriguing sight.

Lyndsey Grima

Throwback photos have recently resurfaced on the National Museum of Archaeology's social media, shedding light on the enduring fascination with Malta's prehistoric wonders.

Captured in the 1950s, these images transport us back in time to Mnajdra and Ħaġar Qim in Qrendi, offering a glimpse of an interesting era when exploring these ancient structures was a different experience altogether.

In the first photo, we see a group of visitors, some fully equipped with photographic cameras, gazing in awe at the majestic megaliths. From the photos, one can also see an enthusiastic and adventurous individual daringly ascending the megalithic stones, a practice that was permissible in those days.

The second photo, meanwhile, reveals a more leisurely moment as the visitors take a well-deserved break on a sun-drenched Maltese day.

These snapshots, sourced from the Dr Peter Shield collection, not only evoke nostalgia but also remind us of the timeless allure of Malta's prehistoric heritage.

Have you ever visited Mnajdra and Ħaġar Qim?

18th September 2023


Lyndsey Grima
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Lyndsey Grima
Lyndsey has always been passionate about all things content. She keeps her storytelling skills sharp by exercising physically as she’s a fitness buff and also mentally as she enjoys reading and travelling.

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