Sign in

The Xagħra Stone Circle

Back to Archaeological Sites

The ix-Xagħra Stone Circle (not in fact a stone circle) is a prehistoric underground burial site in the village of Ix-Xagħra, 400m from the Ġgantija Temples. The earliest burials took place here around 4000 BC, but it was most extensively used in the last phase of the Temple Period (the Tarxien phase) between 3000 and 2500 BC. The wealth of human remains together with impressive stone and clay sculptures have shed important light on both Maltese prehistory and that of the Mediterranean. Most of the finds – including some delightful human figures – can now be seen in the Gozo Archeaological Museum.

Font Resize