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State of Conservation (SOC)

Megalithic Temples of Malta

Megalithic Temples of Malta
  Malta
Date of Inscription: 1980
Nomination records (Year): 1979, 1991
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iv)
Threats*
  • Erosion and siltation/ deposition
  • Human resources
  • Legal framework
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Quarrying
  • Storms
  • Other Threats:

    Worrying state of conservation of some temples; Fragility of the structures (cracks, etc.); Partial collapse of a temple



* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.