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Għajn il-Kbira
There are eight cart ruts in a region with several quarries, north-east of Misraħ Għar il-Kbir.

  • Għajn il-Kbira 1:   35.852477 14.400102, ends on the edge of quarry 1
  • Għajn il-Kbira 2:   35.853185 14.400593, appears double under a rubble wall in a NW to SE direction, becoming one pair after 16 metres, overrunning No. 3 and No. 4 in quarry 3 and curving slightly to the east
  • Għajn il-Kbira 3a: 35.853226 14.401369
  • Għajn il-Kbira 3b: 35.853098 14.401108, branches off No. 3a and unites again after 23 metres
  • Għajn il-Kbira 4:   35.853209 14.401378
  • Għajn il-Kbira 5:   35.852978 14.400836
  • Għajn il-Kbira 6:   35.854057 14.398952
  • Għajn il-Kbira 7:   35.854483 14.401663
  • Għajn il-Kbira 8:   35.854252 14.401764, intersects No. 7 and curving slightly to the road
  • Għajn il-Kbira 9:   35.854581 14.402350, 75 metres long, ends on the edge of quarry No. 6

Għar Mundu: 35.848417 14.404531 A pair of cart ruts runs along N-S direction.

Il-Fawwara
Two cart ruts are in this area. One pair runs from N to S, the other one from W to E.

  • Il Fawwara 1: 35.840981 14.409423
  • Il Fawwara 2: 35.842430 14.417312, interrupted by a rubble wall. There is a double furrow at the eastern end

Il-Kappella ta S. Nikola + S. Luċija: 35.862405 14.402846
A pair of cart ruts, right in front of the chapel, interrupted by a concreted path.

L-Imsaqqfa
Three stretches can be seen along Triq San Lawrenz ta’Gholja, one on the cliff’s edge of a quarry.

  • L-Imsaqqfa 1: 35.847517 14.405833
  • L-Imsaqqfa 2: 35.847594 14.405247
  • L-Imsaqqfa 3: 35.847416 14.404751
  • L-Imsaqqfa 4: 35.847141 14.404628, behind the fence of a quarry, only one furrow is visible

Misraħ Għar Daqquq: There are two pairs of cart ruts which end at a rubble wall.

  • Misraħ Għar Daqquq 1: 35.842231 14.402694
  • Misraħ Għar Daqquq 2: 35.841822 14.404200

Misraħ Għar il-Kbir
This is the most extensive and complex system of cart ruts on the islands. It is known by local people as Girgenti cart ruts, tourists call it Clapham Junction. A clearly visible, deep track runs in this direction from N-W, where it forks after 35 metres. After the fork, one lane runs south, the other south-east.

  • Misraħ Għar il-Kbir east:    35.851608 14.398622, network of several cart ruts
  • Misraħ Għar il-Kbir south: 35.851628 14.396986, network of several cart ruts
  • Misraħ Għar il-Kbir north:  35.852622 14.397181, network of several cart ruts
  • Misraħ Għar il-Kbir west:   35.851321 14.395663, above Għar il-Kbir.

Misraħ tal-Mielaħ
There are five pairs of cart ruts in the area of Misraħ Tal-Mielaħ, north-east of Ta’Żuta quarry. There are several channels at the north-west end of pair No.1, at the edge of a quarry.

  • Misraħ tal-Mielaħ 1: 35.850328 14.404556
  • Misraħ tal-Mielaħ 2: 35.849825 14.404056
  • Misraħ tal-Mielaħ 3: 35.849844 14.403692
  • Misraħ tal-Mielaħ 4: 35.849417 14.403003
  • Misraħ tal-Mielaħ 5: 35.849011 14.402961

Ta‘ L-Imsaqfa: 35.844100 14.402364 A pair of eroded cart ruts set along in a NE-SW direction.

Ta’Mazzu: A sprawling cart ruts system; most stretches are running in a NE-SW direction.

  • Ta’Mazzu 1a: 35.846256 14.413928
  • Ta’Mazzu 1b: 35.845954 14.413571
  • Ta’Mazzu 2a: 35.846187 14.413940
  • Ta’Mazzu 2b: 35.845918 14.413581
  • Ta’Mazzu 3:   35.846179 14.413947, intersects 2a
  • Ta’Mazzu 4a: 35.846173 14.413963
  • Ta’Mazzu 4b: 35.845865 14.413669
  • Ta’Mazzu 4c: 35.845775 14.413578
  • Ta’Mazzu 5a: 35.846111 14.413937, slightly curved in a NW-SE direction
  • Ta’Mazzu 5b: 35.846019 14.414085, NW-SE direction
  • Ta’Mazzu 6:   35.845881 14.413641
  • Ta’Mazzu 7:   35.844887 14.412305
  • Ta’Mazzu 8:   35.844835 14.411996
  • Ta’Mazzu 9a: 35.844790 14.411983
  • Ta’Mazzu 9b: 35.844314 14.411782, intersects 11
  • Ta’Mazzu 10: 35.844347 14.411736
  • Ta’Mazzu 11: 35.844158 14.411986
  • Ta’Mazzu 12: 35.844030 14.411093, NW-SE direction
  • Ta’Mazzu 13: 35.843549 14.412768, W-E direction
  • Ta’Mazzu path: 35.846433 14.413802, poorly defined

Ta’San Lawrenz: 35.847786 14.413372
One pair of cart ruts, poorly defined, runs in a NE-SW direction.

Ta’Żuta: Four pairs of cart ruts following the path south of Ta’Żuta quarry.

  • Ta’Żuta 1: 35.843731 14.401636
  • Ta’Żuta 2: 35.843335 14.401792
  • Ta’Żuta 3: 35.843283 14.401850
  • Ta’Żuta 4: 35.843011 14.401772, poorly defined new

Verdala: 35.862574 14.401066
One shallow pair can be seen north of the road to Verdala Palace.

Wardija ta’San Ġorġ
Two pairs of cart ruts follow the path from Triq Panoramika to the remains of the Bronze Age settlement Wardija ta’San Ġorġ.

  • Wardija ta’San Ġorġ 1a: 35.843776 14.398926 new
  • Wardija ta’San Ġorġ 1b: 35.843667 14.398906
  • Wardija ta’San Ġorġ 2:   35.842836 14.398953

© Monika I. Trinkler