Daggers at Xagħra Circle

3,500 BC

no metals native to this ground but people
who built their lives in stone know
stars and sea, know the scope
of the world from here

2,500 BC

Tarxien
Cemetery comes
strangely to life when metal
comes to Melita ¾ its Neolithic name
you were buried with your
glittering daggers four
thousand years
ago

1,500 BC

no
layer
of destruction in
the archaeological record, no
deliberate burning of the Tarxien Cemetery
Culture, but a faultless transition
to Phoenician settlements
where knives are
common
place

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