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Did you know that there is a Phoenician temple at Ras il-Wardija in Gozo?
Have you ever visited?

Emma Galea

Malta and Gozo are home to many historical sites but not many are perhaps familiar with this Phoenician Temple found at the Ras il-Wardija in Gozo.

Visits to temple are not controlled by any heritage organisations and those who wish to visit can simply do so whenever they wish.

This aerial photo shared by ‘8000 Years of Water’ and taken by Daniel Cilia, shows the temple from above. One can see “Trock-hewn water cisterns” that stored and supplied water for the temple. As explained by ‘8000 Years of Water’, the cisterns get filled up to this very day after a day of rain.

The temple was used between the 5th and 2nd century before Christ, but it was only excavated again in the 1960s.

Before the Azure window fell you could even spot it from the temple.

‘8000 Years of Water’ also revealed that there is even another temple located in Ras ir-Raħeb in direct line of the Ras il-Wardija temple .

23rd February 2024


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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