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.
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 http://www.heritagemalta.org 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)
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