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Malta’s Prehistory Unearthed With New 3D Scanning Technology

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Spanning over 7,000 years, there’s no denying that Malta’s history is one of the most fascinating in the world. The archaeology of the islands in particular rakes in thousands of visitors each year, and new finds are constantly being made at sites old and new. Unlocking the secrets to prehistory is a hard feat to say the least, which is why 3D scanning is making historians’ lives all the better. 

Irish-based Instagram user @1manscan has a special interest in 3D scanning. Having made numerous visits to the Maltese islands, he has documented several notable sites in amazing detail, letting the online world in on Malta and Gozo’s unparalleled structures. 

From tiny temple models to vast sprawling underground tombs, here are our favourite picks.

1. Xemxija rock-cut tombs

2. Xaghra Stone Circle

3. Bronze-age silo in Gozo

4. Ġgantija Temples

5. Figurine of the Fertility Goddess, the “Fat Lady”

6. Għar Dalam’s cave network

7. Ancient temple model

Tag a friend who’s never been to Ġgantija

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Self-titled resident SJW and expressionless in-house digital guy. Matt loves baking, consumes way too much coffee, and has an unhealthy penchant for storyboarded Instagram Stories. When he's not trying to figure out Facebook's policies or cracking SEO conundrums, you can catch him as the host of Basically, and Livestream Of Consciousness. He's also a doctor, but we don't talk about that.

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