Xagħra Stone Circle, Xaghra, Gozo, Malta
Visualising Taphonomy: reconstructing burial practices from 1m2 at the Xagħra Circle hypogeum
The dense deposits of largely disarticulated and commingled human bone from the Xagħra Circle hypogeum on Gozo, Malta provide a rich case study from which the process of death, and interactions with the dead, can be visualised. The hypogeum and nearby rock-cut tomb, both contained by a surrounding stone circle, held the remains of between 700-900 individuals, deposited from c. 4300-2300 cal BC. Preliminary analyses have shown that in most cases primary inhumation gave way to prolonged periods of engagement with the materials of the dead body, resulting in patterned deposits of rearranged skeletal remains. These episodes of activity are now being investigated through both taphonomic and spatial analyses. The excavation plans from the Circle have been digitised (by Dr. K. Boyle, Dr. R. McLaughlin, E. Parkinson and J. Thompson) in ArcGIS, providing means to study the spatial distribution of the remains, in relation to features such as skeletal element, age, sex, pathology, and taphonomy. This paper will investigate the alignment of ArcGIS with taphonomy, through a detailed examination of 1m2 of burial deposit on the edge of a single, large context (783). Within this 1m2 area, more than half of the 3,611 analysed fragments range in age from foetal to adolescent. The high percentage of nonadult remains allow us to theorise about the intersection of personhood with age and burial modes, through detailed visual and contextual analysis.
J. E. Thompson, University of Cambridge
Megalithic Gozo 2
A visit to less well known megalithic temple sites in Gozo - Xaghra Stone Circle and Hypogeum, Santa Verna (Xaghra), Ta' Marziena (Tac-Cawla, Rabat) and Borg l-Imramma (Ta' Cenc/Sannat). Ggantija Megalithic Temples, also at Xaghra, are featured in a separate video.
Favourite-MaltaMedia: New light on Brockdorff Circle in Gozo
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Megalithic Malta 2
An updated tour of the unique and mysterious prehistoric megalithic temple sites of Malta and Gozo - the oldest man-made free-standing constructions on Earth. I felt compelled to re-make and enhance this video because Google Earth has improved the definition of the Maltese islands so much, especially in Gozo, allowing me to add a few more temple sites. This video now visits a total of eighteen sites, five in Gozo and thirteen in Malta: Ggantija, Xaghra Stone Circle, Santa Verna, Ta' Marziena, Borg l-Imramma, Bugibba, Tal-Qadi, Skorba, Ta' Hagrat, Qortin l-Imdawwar (Kuncizzjoni/Bahrija), Mnajdra, Hagar Qim, Kordin III, Hal-Saflieni Hypogeum, Tarxien, Xrobb l-Ghagin, Tas-Silg and Borg in-Nadur.
Audio content had to be replaced using Audioswap because of a copyright claim on 2112 extracts by Rush in the former soundtrack.
Maltese Folklore dancing during Mellieha festivities
My Choice - Xaghra, Gozo: Guitar & Piano Music
A tour around the village of Xaghra, Gozo, Malta. We will also see their beautiful Basilica, visit Ramla Bay and the Prehistoric Temple of Ggantija.
Complimenting the tour, you'll hear musical 3 selections:
1. Romance Anonyme - played on guitar
2. Barcarolle - played on the piano
3. Dolannes Melody - piano by Richard Clayderman
Photos by Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech.
Ix-Xagħra is a village on the island of Gozo (Malta)
Probably the earliest inhabited part of Gozo, it is home to the Ġgantija megaliths, the Xagħra Stone Circle, as well as underground features Xerri's Grotto and Ninu's Cave. It is the second-largest village after Nadur in Gozo, with a population of ca. 5,100 people.
Xagħra Parish is dedicated to Our Lady of Victories, locally known as 'il-Bambina'. The liturgical feast is celebrated on the 8th day of September each year and is a crowd puller as it as the last feast in the summer festa season.
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Xagħra Stone Circle. Круг Брошторффа. Гозо. Мальта 2019
Каменный круг в Шааре (Haghra), или Круг Брошторффа, — подземный храм эпохи неолита, обнаруженный у посёлка Шаара (Haghra) на мальтийском острове Гоцо. Впервые открыт Джоном Отто Бауэром в 1820-е годы, заново открыт в 1964 г. после того, как историк с острова Гоцо Джо Аттард Табоне исследовал картину датского художника Шарля де Брошторффа (Charles de Brochtorff), хранившуюся в Национальной библиотеке в г. Ла-Валетта.
Раскопки проводила объединённая группа археологов Мальтийского университета, Мальтийского музейного департамента и Кембриджского университета. В результате раскопок обнаружен слой погребений того же периода, что и близлежащий храм Джгантия, относящийся к 3000 — 2400 годам до н. э. Среди наиболее примечательных открытий — более 200000 человеческих костей и предметы доисторического искусства, относящиеся к периоду строительства мегалитических храмов Мальты.
Ранняя камерная гробница относится к 4100 — 3800 годам до н. э.
Xerri´s Grotto. Xaghra, Malta
cave Xerri´s Grotto. Xaghra, Gozo island, Malta 2009.
Xerri's Grotto (pronounced sherry) is an underground cave in the village of Xagħra, Gozo, Malta. It was discovered by local resident Anthony Xerri in 1923or 1924 while digging a well under a private house
Some Places of interest in this Gozitan Village
Churches, Ggantija, Ramla ecc
Nuffara Hill, Xagħra
Depicting the area of Nuffara Hill in Xagħra
Ggantija Megalithic Temple | Ancient Technology of the Giants | Megalithomania
Join Megalithomania on a tour to Ancient Malta and Gozo in March 2020. Register here: Subscribe here: - Ggantija is Gozo's primary sacred site, It dates back to 3600 BC and is an impressive megalithic temple with winter solstice alignments. It was said to be built by giants, with the legend of the Goddess Sansuna, who was said to have built the site, and nearby Sansuna dolmen. It is also connected to nearby (now destroyed) Xaghra Stone Circle and was the oldest free-standing temple on the planet until Gobekli Tepe was discovered. Hosted by Hugh Newman, with traditional music from Xaghra festival.
Filmed, Produced, and Directed by Hugh Newman. Film Copyright Hugh Newman/Megalithomania 2015. All Rights Reserved.
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Using isotopes to study Neolithic Malta
As part of the European Research Council-funded FRAGSUS project, isotopic analyses of human remains from the Neolithic funerary complex at the Xagħra (Brochtorff) stone circle in Gozo, Malta are being carried out at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.
Here, Bernardette Mercieca Spiteri of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, Malta and Dr Argyro Nafplioti of the McDonald Institute discuss the study.
Find out more about the project here:
Dawra mar-Rahal tax-Xaghra
Dar Rahal holiday house, Xaghra, Gozo, Malta
Dar Rahal holiday house - look around, Xaghra,Gozo, Malta
2008 Xaghra Gozo Malta
2008 Xaghra Gozo Malta - Subaru Impreza WRX STI / Mark Galea
Il Mohba - Xaghra - Gozo
Some photo's i took while staying here.
You can stay here, this is their site
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