The Hypogeum – this 5000 year old underground temple in Malta was discovered by accident and contains 6000 skeletons

The Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni is a subterranean structure dating to the Saflieni phase (3300-3000 BC) in Maltese prehistory, located in Paola, Malta. It is often simply referred to as the Hypogeum , literally meaning “underground” in Greek. The Hypogeum is thought to have been originally a sanctuary, but it became a necropolis in prehistoric times, and in fact, the remains of more than 7,000 individuals have been found. It is the only known prehistoric underground temple in the world. Photograph of the Hypogeum by Richard Ellis before 1910 Source: Wikipedia/Public Domain The…

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