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Address: Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta

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pre-historic ponderable

If one is not specifically interested in the likely explanations of Malta’s cart-ruts, which run along stretches of rough rock floor, and occasionally disappear off the sheer... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Ray V
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

If one is not specifically interested in the likely explanations of Malta’s cart-ruts, which run along stretches of rough rock floor, and occasionally disappear off the sheer drop, one may take a walk in Malta’s countryside and regard this phenomenon as an open-ended mystification. Conjectures there are several, but the calculated guesses link them to the dragging of heavy loads... More 

Thank Ray V
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The island of Malta is scored by numerous examples of ancient cart ruts, they have been the subject of debate for hundreds of years, and their origin, form and function continues to arouse interest to this day. It is generally assumed that the pairs of 'ruts' were made by some form of vehicle (possibly wheeled). Furthermore, it is assumed that... More 

Thank marianoadavies
Hexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

The cart ruts in Naxxar were the best we found in Malta and we were glad to have seen them. You can make the trip out of town even more worthwhile by looking at the pill box next door too.

Thank Bryn_PInzgauer
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

we walked down the ruts and could see for miles very interesting place togo i cant beleave how old they was and how the marks or tracks were made so deep being stone.

Thank markamcgirr
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Very hard to find, for the enthusiast only. We took ages to find these, as one of our party was very interested in Cart Ruts. Interesting, not spectacular.

Thank Patricia J
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Fair walk and not easy to find despite paying out for a map from nearby visitors centre. Not sure that we ever found "Clapham Junction". Need to combine this visit with the cliffs edge which was quite impressive, and Buskett Gardens (but we were fed up by then, so missed these out). Local buses get you nearby, but not frequent... More 

Thank GrahamC2C
Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The site, in itself, would particularly intriguing, as it represents a prehistoric mystery. Unfortunately it is not fenced or well kept nor is there any descriptive indication that may help appreciate what one is observing.

Thank Roberto-Santo

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