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Security at Ġgantija enhanced

A CCTV system has been installed at the Ġgantija Temples in Xagħra, through funds donated by the Vodafone Malta Foundation.

This security equipment will help Heritage Malta enhance the much needed security of this historical site.

The new CCTV system installed in the Ggantija Temples will compliment traditional security, making heritage sites like Ggantija safer.

This is the first time that this prime megalithic temple site is benefiting from such security.

The system consists of six cameras placed at strategic places around the temple complex and grounds.

All cameras provide real-time CCTV coverage, viewing and recoring the entire site. The system also has the capability of linking the coverage via broadband to other offices around the island.

The Ġgantija Temples are one of the most important archaeological sites in Malta and their listing on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1980 makes them of universal significance.

The temples give evidence of an advanced prehistoric civilisation flourishing on the islands around 5,000 years ago.

The Ġgantija Temples date back to between 3600 BC and 3000 BC and consist of two megalithic temples surrounded by a massive common boundary-wall. The name of the complex is derived from the Maltese word ġgant meaning giant.

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