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Elephants and Hippos

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Hidden : 03/19/2011
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is located outdoors in a Museum and requires a ticket to be purchased.

The cache is a PET test tube like with a screw cap holding just the log so kindly take our own pencil.

Ghar Dalam Cave is a highly important site as it was here that the earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta, some 7,400 years ago, was discovered. The site consists of a cave and a museum. The history of the cave and of the Islands can be decoded from Ghar Dalam’s stratigraphy. The lowermost layers, more than 500,000 years old, contained the fossil bones of dwarf elephants, hippopotami, micro-mammals and birds. Above the pebble layer that follows, is the so-called ‘deer’ layer, dated to around 18,000 years ago. The top layer, or ‘cultural layer’, dates to less than 10,000 years and holds evidence of the first humans on the Island.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday: 9.00-17.00
Last admission: 16.30
Closed: 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January, Good Friday


Adults (18 - 59 years): €5.00
Youth (12 - 17 years), Senior Citizens (60 years and over), ISIC Card Holders, EUROChildren (6 -11 years): €2.50
Infants (1 -5 years): Free

Kindly consult for updates

Special Exhibitions: there may be a separate charge for temporary or special exhibitions.

How to get there

By public transport: Bus number 82 Stop "Dalam".

By self-drive car: Drive towards Zejtun and Birzebbuga. The site is easy to locate as it is situated on the main road leading to Birzebbuga. Parking is easily accessible close to the main entrance.

(source Heritage Malta)

If you log using any other language than English, kindly also submit an English version log for all to follow. Thanks in advance.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

144 zrgev, pbavpur, snyqr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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