Everyone who has been to Malta, except the azure waters of the Mediterranean
the sea and the beautiful local beaches, certainly acquainted with
unique Maltese landmarks, among which are
still the greatest mystery of history are the oldest stone
ruts, it is not known by whom and why they were created here.
The network of these prehistoric roads called Misraħ Għar il-Kbir
(Misrah Gar Il-Kbir) popularly referred to as the Clapham Knot,
that is, how the Englishmen “styled” them at one time, comparing them with
the eponymous London railway station with its “confusing”
Mysterious stone ruts of Malta, which are most densely “weave
its network “close to the cliffs of Dangli that are located on
Southeast of the island nation, I think, were good
visible throughout the modern history of this state, however
for a long time nobody paid attention to them.
However, for many decades now, scientists have been puzzled over this
the mystery of Malta. Presumably formed these stone paths are not
earlier than 4 thousand years ago (albeit in determining the age
this artifact among researchers there is no agreement). But here’s what
surprisingly, at this time on the island archipelago there was a bronze age
(at least, this is what the official history “states”). Therefore
it’s hard to even guess who created these mysterious ways and why,
very similar to the railway, since they are also clearly adjusted by
distance between the furrows, also intersect at angles, also
connected – just like modern branches of railways.
Some ruts go under the water, moreover, pass along the bottom
gulf and appear on its other shore, which allows you to make
the assumption that during the creation of these “megalithic
structures’ surface of the islands was different.
Scientists have put forward several theories of the origin of stone furrows.
The most generally accepted idea is that these ruts are traces of
ancient carts. However, many researchers, especially independent,
It is believed that such a theory by orthodox scholars is far-fetched.
First of all, how huge should these carts be?
Secondly, the depth of the furrows, on average, about 60 centimeters, which
makes talking about wheels with a diameter of one and a half meters, which is just
unlikely for that era.