Clapham Junction

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Europe, Malta, Malta

Misrah Ghar il-Kbir (informally known as Clapham Junction) is a prehistoric site in Malta near the Dingli Cliffs. It is best known for its "cart ruts" - a complex network of tracks gouged in the rock. The age and purpose of the tracks are still a mystery of Maltese history. In general, most archeologists presume that the site developed about 2000 BC after new settlers came over from Sicily to start the Bronze Age in Malta. It is reported that the "Clapham Junction" nickname was given by an Englishman, who later reported that it reminded him of the great and busy railway station Clapham Junction in London.