This book uncovers the relation between the Maltese temples and the star Sirius, with revolutionary implications for their antiquity.
This is the story of a quest which the author has been embarked upon for the past ten years. It gets to the heart of some central questions concerning Malta's Stone Age temples. Why are there so many of them? Why are they so relatively unknown and ignored? Why has their dating been so much a matter of dispute? Why do no two temples have exactly the same orientation despite their conspicuous pattern?
This book will address all of these questions, and it will undoubtedly cause some strong reactions, because it challenges archaeological orthodoxy. But the concern throughout has solely been to arrive at the truth, and to let facts speak for themselves. The results of the findings presented here are surprising, and they have the potential to uproot some old, ingrained conceptions about ancient human culture that have been taken for granted for far too long.
The outcome will, it is believed, restore Malta's temples to their rightful place in the story of mankind and cast a refreshingly new light on what ancient people living in the Stone Age were capable of.
All this has been the result of one simple question: What star have the Maltese megalithic temples been orientated towards?