This paper presents the observations and interpretations of various aspects of the winter solstice at Mnajdra (Qrendi, Malta) and the posthole commonly known as the “winter solstice sunrise posthole” close to the Tal-Ħamrija Coastal Tower. The observations were documented by photo and video showing the evolution of light and shadow combinations dur...
For the purpose of this paper we accept Sri Yukteswar Giri's short yuga cycle. It has astronomical consequences and implications on the level of consciousness and capabilities of individuals. This is applied to the Temple Period of Malta's prehistory (3800-2400 B.C.). We don't report new discoveries, but some of the enigma's, or those with a not so satisfactory explanation, can find an alternate interpretation if this theory is integrated in our belief system. Astronomical alignments, megalithic construction logistics and techniques, immigration and the absence of a writing system are discussed.