Astronomical Observatories - ancient structures Malta - middle hill solar observatory and masonry
The astronomical observatories complex in Malta near the Dingli Cliffs has an unusual shaped middle observation hill that looks from the side like a Star Wars "Star Destroyer". A terraced and rounded hill on top at the rear of a long and flat platform.
The middle astronomical observatory hill has a lot of boulders/masonry and a building blocks, foundation blocks, plinths (depending on what you think they are). It has some lines of boulders and a couple of large Megaliths.
The "StarDestroyer hill" also has a flat platform on its side. Is it a solar observatory, a solar temple or just a bunch of boulders?
Ancient masonry, building and foundation stones?
The hilltop has lots of boulders and small rubble type stones on it. A number of the stones appear to be masonry or shaped by man. Straight sides, flat surfaces, some have cube shaped ends etc.
Some of the masonry stones may be small menhirs or Standing Stones, while others may be foundation or base stones. The stone buried with its flat side showing on the surface.
The photographs above show an unusual shaped stone, unlikely to be natural. This is found near the top on the south side.
Masonry blocks to build astronomical observatory?
The images above show what seem to be masonry building blocks. A few of the large stones in this small area have flat sides, straight lines and appear to be block shaped. These are either natural or man made. If they man made then for what purpose?
With the evidence for Megalithic markers, plinth stones, masonry blocks, alignments and the solar observatory hill it would suggest they were there for an astronomy observation complex or a solar temple for the same purpose.
Plinth stone, foundation base or other?
Is this large a Plinth stone, foundation base stone or something else? Are the orange parts of the stone from when it was buried in the ground or if it was created from Maltese Torba as an aggregate concrete block?
This stone may not be a Plinth stone or a foundation stone, it may have been used for some other purpose. It is a strange shape either naturally or as masonry.
Fallen Megaliths, marker stones or natural rocks?
This megalith is at the end of a line of boulders that run horizontally along the middle of the rear (east) of the rounded hilltop. It is also at one end of the flat side platform. When standing on the Megalith you can see its oblong shape. Is it a marker stone a fallen Standing Stone?
This large stone is found at the front (west) of the rounded hilltop. Is it a large natural rock, a massive foundation stone or a fallen Megalith? This stone has large quartz crystals on its sides.
Is the middle hill a Stemple?
Is the middle hill a Stemple, a Solar Temple? Is it an astronomy observation hill, changed by man but not to observe our Solar System or is it just a natural hill? There are a lot of stones/boulders on the hill top so it seems that something was there at one time.
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