The Xaghra stone circle, also known as the Xaghra hypogeum or the Brochtorff Circle was used as a cemetery in the Neolithic period. It encompasses a series of caves, which were used as burial sites, closed off with walls. The earliest tombs at this site date back to 4100 BC.
Unfortunately, the caves collapsed around 2000 BC and were used instead for agricultural purposes. It is one of the last remaining prehistoric hypogea in Europe and therefore is a highly important symbol of the island’s precious and rich history.
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