Tarxien Temples are undergoing embellishment and conservation works as part of a €9.2 million archaeological heritage conservation project by Heritage Malta.

The project, 85 per cent of which is co-financed through the European Regional Funds, includes works on the Ġgantija archaeological Park in Xagħra and St Paul’s catacombs in Rabat.

The Tarxien Temples project includes specialised studies such as archaeological excavations, a hydrological survey and 3D documentation among others.

Additionally, an environmental monitoring system and a protective shelter for the structures’ long-term protection from deterioration caused by the elements will be installed.

The temples will see the installation of an extended walkway to improve accessibility and interpretation, while protecting original surfaces from damage caused by footfall.

In the coming months, the first part of the walkway will be complemented by a second walkway, this time circling the temple structures at an elevated height. This, together with information panels and resources, will be installed to enable visitors to have a better understanding of the World Heritage Site.

For works on the custom-made walkway to start, the temples are closed until Friday and again on September 5. The temples will also be partially closed over the weekend, and September 6-15. On these dates, admission fees will be reduced.

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