Bronze Age Defensive Walls

Bronze Age Defensive Walls
In the north-east of the Manikata church there is a medium barren land called Tal-Qargha. This land contains a number of archaeological remains mainly cart-ruts, old quarry and walls built of large stones. In the land there is a girna and in the west of the structure there is a wall some 8 metres long and in it there are five large stones. Parallel to this wall there is another wall, which has six large stones. On top of the hill there is another wall and it there are three large stones, the largest one is 0.75m length and 0.6m breath. Apart from this wall there are another two built from large stones. It seems that during the Bronze Age period in this area there was a prehistoric village and it was defended by several walls against their enemies. The idea of building a village on a hill and surround it by a defensive wall is a typical characteristic of the Bronze Age Period, Borg in-Nadur. This site has evidence of hut foundations and has the longest defensive wall of the Bronze Age Period.


Borg in-Nadur wall is the best preserved prehistoric fortification in Malta.

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