Bee Nee

Bee Nee

Posted on 06/03/2014


Photo taken on June  3, 2014



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Stein auf Stein...

Stein auf Stein...
Hagar Qim

"I have been visiting the prehistoric ruins all round the Mediterranean, from Mesopotamia to Egypt, Greece and Switzerland, but I have nowhere seen a place as old as this one."
—Vere Gordon Childe, Professor of Prehistoric European Archeology

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12 comments - The latest ones
Pandarine
Pandarine
Unglaublich, wie die das damals schon alles geschafft haben - ohne moderne Maschinen und sowas ...
4 years ago.
Bee Nee has replied to Pandarine
Na ja, ich habe eine Dame im Tempel von Mnajdra getroffen, die mir sagte, dass das mit Gedankenkraft gemacht wurde. Ganz einfach also. Sitzt und passt... ;)
Well, the past is a foreign country... Wie Hartley schon sagte.
(Ich könnte mir vorstellen, dass sie wegen des Herbstäquinoktiums dort war...)
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Pandarine has replied to Bee Nee
Nun ja, so richtig wundern wuerde mich das gar nicht mal ...
4 years ago.
Craig
Craig
This will be there long long after we are all gone
how did they do it heavy work I wounder did they have to do safe work method statements :)
I think not
4 years ago.
Bee Nee has replied to Craig
As long as people don't need the stone - and as it is Unesco heritage... ;)
In Germany most of the megalithic graves are gone - for pavements and the like...

Well, how did they construct the pyramids... It is amazing that such monuments were built.
4 years ago.
Craig
Craig
Also looked at your link your photo looks to be taken before roof was erected
Nice
4 years ago.
Bee Nee has replied to Craig
I think they are not really sure if there were false domes on those temples of Malta. Definitely at Gigantija on Gozo. But for Malta it is only an assumption. So were the stones taken away and something else built of them?
4 years ago.
kolibri*
kolibri*
Und dann auch noch so ein herrliches Wetterchen für diese Aufnahme....perfekt!
4 years ago.
Bee Nee has replied to kolibri*
Da war ausschliesslich so ein herrliches Wetterchen. So viel, dass ich nach zwei Wochen froh war, wieder den grauen deutschen Himmel zu sehen. Unglaublich, aber wahr. - Lag wohl daran, dass es so wenig Grün auf Malta gab.
4 years ago.
kolibri* has replied to Bee Nee
Das Gefühl kenne ich auch, irgendwann reicht es dann!
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
There are so many wonderful sights in Malta and Gozo - you must have been in your element.

I like the angle here, hinting at the depth of the structure.

When we were there, many years ago, we noticed a lot of graffiti on the ancient monuments in Malta (but not Gozo). We were told then it was just senseless vandalism. Was there any when you visited?
4 years ago.
Bee Nee has replied to Joan+
Great to know that you also visited Malta and Gozo! How did you like it?
I have to admit that I was 'in my element' at that time... ;) We once met a group of tourists who were somewhat bored by the stories of their bus driver. One young woman said she'd prefered me as a guide. Well, just before this trip I had to give a talk on the topic at the university - and of course I was keen on seeing the buildings myself. Unfortunately Hal Saflieni was closed at that time - and it didn't help that I said I studied archaeology. :(
I can't remember any graffiti. But thinking how much we like the Roman graffiti in Pompeii ... or the rune inscriptions of Maes Howe... Of course it's not nice for us now - but it's still a kind of 're-use'. There are archaeologists who think that in some thousand years people will think that we totally ignored the old monuments because we didn't use them in any way. ;) Well, the 're-use of monuments' was my research topic.
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.