Hagar Qim. Entrance.

The monumental entrance of Hagar Qim is a famous sight in Malta, whose scale and fine workmanship leave an indelible impression on the visitor. It has been theorized that the prehistoric stone temples of Malta were built in a spirit of rivalty by competing clans or chiefdoms, each trying to outdo the other in size, beauty, and overall impact.

Visible behind the facade and to the right side of this photograph is the top of a tall stone slab that was built into the far wall.

Malta. 1998.