Cart Ruts

Cart Ruts, Naxxar: Address, Phone Number, Cart Ruts Reviews: 4/5

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Kris_Dina
Naxxar, Malta6 contributions
Family outing
Oct 2018 • Family
If you like hikes and nature adventures, this would be a nice place to visit. These are historical in Malta. It's lovely to walk for a quiet time, even as a couple. Important to wear comfortable clothes and sports footwear.
Written 2 October 2018
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Carl D
Hastings, UK236 contributions
Mystery of History
May 2018 • Friends
The area nicknamed "Clapham Junction" by the british is criss crossed by cart ruts worn into the rock. If you cross the ruts you can find the cave dwellings Ghar il-Kbir (the Great Cave)
Written 17 May 2018
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Melanie G
Malta84 contributions
Cart ruts and roman road at Xemxija
Apr 2018 • Friends
A roman road leads to various historical sites behind and above the bay of Xemxija including a good example of cart ruts which are situated on the garigue beside a newly constructed block of flats at the top of the hill.
Cart ruts can be found all over the Maltese islands and in particular on the island of Gozo high up on the ta cenc cliffs in Sannat.
Written 30 April 2018
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Naxxari
Naxxar, Malta16 contributions
Normal I go for a quite walk away from the all hustle and bustle so peacefull and quite.
Nov 2016
Normal I go for a quite walk away from the all hustle and bustle so peacefull and quite, I take my spirt with and start to look and wonder how this had all happened.
Written 23 May 2017
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Ray V
Malta426 contributions
pre-historic ponderable
Feb 2017 • Solo
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 on stilts, or the transport of boulders on wheels for temple building. These are the more likely suppositions by archaeologists, but they are by no means conclusive. Alternatively, others link them to water conduits. At the end of the day, it is the fascination of the unknown that remains, and the fact of having seen them for yourself during an invigorating scenic walk on a lovely day.
Written 15 February 2017
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marianoadavies
Copenhagen, Denmark121 contributions
Inexplicable ancient transportation methods.
Oct 2016 • Friends
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 they were produced by repeatedly carrying heavy loads, such as stones to the temples. However, there are several objections to this idea. For example:

1. Some ruts no where near temples. Stone allover Malta.
2. Some under water, some kilometres long and others uphill.
Written 15 October 2016
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Bryn_PInzgauer
Hexham, UK225 contributions
Interesting
May 2016 • Couples
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.
Written 14 May 2016
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markamcgirr
Bristol, UK13 contributions
mark and wife
Sep 2015 • Family
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.
Written 4 October 2015
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Patricia J
Marsascala, Malta350 contributions
For the enthusiast .
Oct 2014
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.
Written 18 June 2015
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GrahamC2C
Great Dunmow, UK134 contributions
Took so long finding them we got fed up
Mar 2014 • Couples
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 and local roads not maintained, so bumpy.
Written 27 June 2014
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