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Domus romana: 35.885225 14.399925
A short and shallow pair passes just behind the museum.    
   

Għar Ilma
A network with two very long stretches and ten shorter ruts run along the cliff’s edge.

  • Għar Ilma 1a: 35.877871 14.360825, interrupted on a length of 16 metres by a quarry
  • Għar Ilma 1b: 35.877849 14.360871
  • Għar Ilma 1c: 35.877904 14.360847
  • Għar Ilma 1d: 35.877942 14.360861
  • Għar Ilma 2:   35.877654 14.360818
  • Cliff’s edge:   35.876404 14.361322, southern end of No 2. which runs over the lip and can be seen again on a block which has cracked off but not yet slipped down
  • Għar Ilma 3a: 35.877291 14.360992, intersects in the middle of stretch No. 3b
  • Għar Ilma 3b: 35.877170 14.361076
  • Għar Ilma 4:  35.877832 14.360567
  • Għar Ilma 5:  35.877171 14.361068
  • Għar Ilma 6:   35.876856 14.361531
  • Għar Ilma 7:   35.876573 14.361842
  • Għar Ilma 8:   35.877081 14.362691
  • Għar Ilma curve: 35.878017 14.360187, probably formerly connected with No. 2

Il-Qsajjem Mtaħleb new
In this area with two ancient quarries are six short, partly eroded stretches of cart ruts.

  • Il-Qsajjem Mtaħleb 1: 35.880196 14.363883
  • Il-Qsajjem Mtaħleb 2: 35.879479 14.364614
  • Il-Qsajjem Mtaħleb 3: 35.879466 14.364633
  • Il-Qsajjem Mtaħleb 4: 35.879437 14.364612
  • Il-Qsajjem Mtaħleb 5: 35.879987 14.365157
  • Il-Qsajjem Mtaħleb 6: 35.880291 14.365105

Is-Salvatur (In-Nigret): Two cart ruts are in this area.

  • Is-Salvatur 1: 35.883226 14.382999, running from NW to SE
  • Is-Salvatur 2: 35.883155 14.383444, partly covered by parked vehicles

Ix-Xagħra ta’l-Isqof: 35.866014 14.401400
A strongly curved pair of cart ruts runs near Wied ta’l’Isqof.

Mtaħleb: 35.882654 14.356690
A short pair of cart ruts set along a NW-SE direction.

Ta’San Ġakbu
Three cart ruts pairs run in NW direction, the longest from N to S is partly eroded and ends in an old quarry. At the northern end No. 2 and No. 3 intersect.

  • Ta’San Ġakbu 1: 35.874422 14.365611
  • Ta’San Ġakbu 2: 35.874425 14.365637
  • Ta’San Ġakbu 3: 35.874402 14.365661

Tal-Bajjada: 35.880367 14.397494
A barely recognizable pair of cart ruts runs along the ramp of St. Paul’s Catcaombs Visitor’s Centre.

Tal-Merħla new
On a hilltop, above the hamlet Tal-Merħla are several cart ruts. Eight pairs running in a W to E direction, No. 6 from NE to SW.

  • Tal-Merħla 1: 35.882301 14.350249, ends on the edge of quarry No. 1
  • Tal-Merħla 2: 35.882269 14.350385, ends on the edge of quarry No. 1
  • Tal-Merħla 3: 35.881739 14.349307
  • Tal-Merħla 4: 35.881668 14.349083
  • Tal-Merħla 5: 35.881677 14.349307
  • Tal-Merħla 6: 35.881231 14.347006
  • Tal-Merħla 7: 35.882176 14.347236
  • Tal-Merħla 8: 35.882136 14.347221
  • Tal-Merħla 9: 35.882100 14.347241

Tat-Tarġa: In this area with several old quarries are five pairs of cart ruts.

  • Tat-Tarġa 1: 35.879849 14.384891
  • Tat-Tarġa 2: 35.879077 14.385151
  • Tat-Tarġa 3: 35.878746 14.386107
  • Tat-Tarġa 4: 35.879467 14.382597
  • Tat-Tarġa 5: 35.879107 14.382961

Wied il-Busbies: Two sets of cart ruts run in a N-S direction.

  • Wied il-Busbies 1: 35.883779 14.360928
  • Wied il-Busbies 2: 35.883070 14.361129

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