The day we went over to Gozo its was a bank holiday on the Island, it was very busy on the ferry across to Gozo from Malta, as many families were having a day out on Gozo
Gozo is Malta's smaller sister island it is more fertile and more picturesque and far more unspoilt. Malta and Gozo have a lot of history too much for me to write on here. The capital is Victoria the Gozitans always use the name of Rabat it is the only town on Gozo and was named Victoria in 1897 and is in the centre of the island and has been the capital of Gozo since the Roman times. There are several villages around the island. The picture above was taken as we arrived in the ferry port on Gozo
We went to the Ggantija Temples, in the past they were known as the The Giants Tower, they are the best preserved and most impressive prehistoric temple. It is probably the finest of ancient remains in these Islands and can be compared with Stonehenge for grandeur. It was uncovered around 1826. It is older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids.
View from the Temple.
The North Temple which is smaller and later (c.3000 B.C.) with 4 apse structure.
Wood or animal hides might have been used as roofing material.
Two types of stones were used in the construction "talfranka" the soft stone mainly used inside as floor slabs and portals.
"talqawwi" a harder stone mostly used for walls and general construction. Traces have been found that the walls inside were painted with red ochre.