Ghar Zerriegha (also known as Mtahleb, Ghar Zerrieq or even Ta-Baldu Cart Ruts) has cart ruts that go over and off the cliff top, cart tracks that curve round the cliff top edge and perhaps most important are the cart ruts that appear to show evidence of how they were formed for for what use as they seem to have ‘steps’ in the middle of them. These cart ruts with steps may show that there are a number of different types or uses for Malta’s cart ruts.
Ghar Zerriegha Cart Ruts over cliff top
Located right beside the road that goes down into the cliff side village is a pair of deep Cart Ruts that go over the Cliff top and into the wonderful Mtahleb Valley. The Malta mystery of why would Cart Ruts go off tops of cliffs is also joined by the mystery of where exactly were the Maltese Cart Ruts go to or coming from? How long ago were they formed because there is a Valley there and not coastal erosion?
Were they to do with the Solar Observatory Complex that can be seen down in the Mtahleb Valley?
Ghar Zerriegha Cart Tracks – man made evidence?
Malta’s Ghar Zerriegha Cart Tracks have 3 bits where you can see squares in the middle of them, that look like steps for animals or humans.
Are these different types of Cart Ruts to the others found in this area or on the islands of Malta and Gozo? Were they created for the quarry you can find around them?
Why do you not seem to find this type of Cart Rut elsewhere on the islands of Malta or Gozo? I might have spotted something similar at the Clapham Junction Cart Tracks site so will check that out when I next visit it
Ghar Zerriegha Cart Ruts Map and Location
Ghar Zerriegha Cart Ruts locations coordinates below can help you to find out where the Cart Tracks are on a map (Google Earth located)
Ghar Zerriegha Cart Ruts going off the cliff top (and car parking area)
Ghar Zerriegha Cart Ruts
(steps 2 and 3 Cart Tracks around this location)
(steps 1 long Cart Ruts)
(Cart Ruts curving round cliff edge corner)
(Cart Ruts and the quarry)