Item description for Malta: Prehistory and Temples (MALTAS LIVING HERITAGE SERIES) by David H. Trump & Daniel Cilia...
The large stone temple structures on Malta are amongst the earliest such constructions in the world, long before the pyramids were built in Egypt. This super book forms a pictorial record of all the temples on Malta, whilst also providing background information on the social and cultural history of the period. Built between c.3500 and 2500 BC, the temples reflect, and were part of, a period of great development on Malta and Gozo, especially in artistic and architectural terms. This is a clear, well illustrated account of the temple-building period, as well as of what went before and what came after.
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Studio: Midsea Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2002
Publisher Midsea Books
ISBN 9990993947 ISBN13 9789990993943
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Best guide to Malta's prehistory I've found Aug 28, 2008
"The great temples of Malta lay claim to be the world's most impressive prehistoric monuments. They stand out as the single great achievement of the society which created them - a society without cities or written records or any attributes of a civilization other than the monuments themselves. Most of the temples were built before 3,000 B.C. and perhaps several centuries earlier, and this in itself makes outside inspiration unlikely. This book presents a superb pictorial record of all the temples, hypogea, and other sites. It describes the wonderful statuettes, pottery, and other material that has been excavated from each site, with more than 300 photographs and illustrations, in full color ... explore[s] key themes such as dating, architecture, stratification, ceramics, and the artistic objects found in the temples ... features a detailed visual treatment of 30 key sites with photography, artwork, and maps of Malta and Gozo, showing the exact locations of the prehistoric temples." -- from the back cover. Great diagrams and photos and still affordable! CAUTION: "Hardcover" and "Paperback" attached to this entry are not the same book.