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Ancient Temple


27 May 2008

Up in the hills is the small bronze age temple of Malchittu. Readers who know me know I'm not much of a walker; I stumble and fall a lot, so have to look at my feet ALL the time, I have a dodgy knee going downhill and am generally lazy. But despite the 2km walk up to it (UP being the operative word) I thought I'd go for it anyway. It was a nice day after all and we were in no hurry.

The sandy, easy-to-walk-on path wound gently through beautiful farmland of small grassy meadows and trees until it started to rise and climb into the rocky scrub of the granite-bouldered mountain. Curling around, the path reaches the rounded high point of the mountain where the little oval temple had been built.

And there's still something to admire – the thick walls, including the gable end, still had its doorway and niche above. The fact that someone bothered to build a temple here up on this rocky mountain is what impressed me. I wondered if there was spring nearby – I had noticed some damp runnels on the path nearby, but couldn't see the water source.

I think I only stumbled twice and even had time to stop and look at the amazing views!
Jane Posted by Jane
31st May 2008ce

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