Hagar Qim Temples Malta | Protective cover photos
The Hagar Qim Temples complex on the island of Malta is one of the most spectacular megaliths on this island of Temples. Well it was. The Hagar Qim Temples had a protective cover built in 2009 so this wonderful Temple Builder Megalith will be saved for the future. Is it worth the cost? Not financially but realistically.
Hagar the Horrible Quim Temple ?
Should it now be known officially as Hagar the Horrible Quim Temples complex of Malta? The covered up Temple Builders Megalithic site. In a country where abortion is illegal is this an abortion carried out in the open with tax payers money?
A new Visitor Centre has been built to guide/help/explain visitors through the new look of Hagar Quim and Mnajdra Temples. Is this a case of "look at what you could have seen and experienced if you had visited before"?
If you don't want to pay the entrance fee to go and look around the Hagar Qim Temples complex, you can wander round the outside prison fence and admire the view. The pathway also leads to the Mnajdra Temples complex that has its own delicate and virtually invisible protective cover scheme. To one side of the path that joins the Mnajdra and Hagar Qim Temples is the puzzling Misqa "tanks" with its own controversy but of an Egyptian petroglyph kind.
Fallen Standing Stone (Pillarstone, Stollaire)
Beside the path that goes round the Hagar Qim Temples complex protection fence is this fallen Standing Stone and its plinth. I can not find any mention of it so either it is insignificant compared to the Hagar Qim Temples beside it or was put there recently?
If you travel to New Zealand and have the opportunity to visit the ancient Solar Observatory at Waitapu Valley (Maunganui Bluff, North Island) you will literally trip over similar Standing Stones (Pillarstones, Stollaires). The evidence for the Waitapu Valley being an ancient Solar Observatory is there for you to see, its the controversial meaning of its existence that is the problem to the New Zealand Government and some Maori tribes. A lot of people don't agree with the authors ideas of who built it but that does not stop it from very likely being an ancient Solar Observatory.
At least they found something ... but what?
When building the protection scheme cover for the Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples they found stuff. They are not sure what the stuff they found means. Basically everything you are told about the Temples by experts is a guess, idea, theory. There is no proof or evidence that they even are Temples. We have self projected onto the Temple Builders. If we knew what they were for why are they surprised, shouldn't it fit in with what they were expecting to find?
Ancient Solar Observatories on Malta?
The Temple Builders built the largest free standing buildings on Earth 1000's of years before the Egyptian pyramids at Giza and Stonehenge (we are told). All this without any metal tools we are told or have found. On the Summer Solstice (June 21st) when the sun rises special alignments with the Hagar Quim and Mnajdra Temples. Yet people can even not bring themselves to say that this was 100% designed! Will the protection money scheme block this special moment or has it been designed so at least this one natural thing is left for these temples?
The unique setting of the Mnajdra and Hagar Qim Temples at Qrendi, overlooking the coast, gives them a special charm not to be found in any other of the large-scale megalithic buildings of the Maltese Islands.
Sunrise on the first day of each season underlines the relationship between the temples and celestial bodies. Although it is not known for certain whether these orientations were intentional, they are so systematic that this is very probable. In prehistoric agricultural societies, observation of the motion of the stars, the moon and sun could have been related to the changing seasons and times of planting and harvesting crops.
On the 21st June during the summer solstice the first rays of the sun light up the edge of a megalith found to the left of the central doorway connecting the first pair of chamber to the inner chamber of the Lower Mnajdra Temple. At the same time at Hagar Qim sunlight passes through a hole known as he oracle hole which opens onto a chamber on the northeast side of the structure. Here the sunís rays project a disk of light onto a stone slab at the entrance to the apse. As the minutes pass the disc becomes a crescent, then elongates into an elipse, then elongates still further and finally sinks out of sight as though into the ground.
Summer Solstice Ė Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples | gozonews.com
If some or all of Malta's Temples were built in alignment with the Sun and therefore as ancient Solar Observatories, could stone circles and other things be used as a natural ancient Solar Observatory? Is this an ancient Solar Observatory discovered on Malta? Or is it just a few odd shaped hills and boulders near each other? Is it similar to the stunning proven ancient Solar Observatory in Peru, the 13 Towers of Chankillo, but for sunset not sunrise?