Scholars all over the world have taken note of the significance of the Mosta site. President of Archaeological Society Malta, Dr Anton Bugeja, states that “nineteenth century documentation …and the tales recorded in the early twentieth century are enough to reveal that megalithic remains existed in the area" (See his paper: “Archaeological sites around Tal-Bistra”). University of Malta Anthropologist, Dr Michael Deguara, claims that this area “is reminiscent of apses found in many megalithic structures.” Dr Kathryn Rountree of New Zealand’s Massey University also describes how the evidence presented at this site is “similar to structures on well-known temple sites.”
Along with these concrete findings, we have archival evidence that this area contained a megalithic wall, perhaps similar to those of other temples found on the Maltese islands. One is clearly displayed in the 19th century watercolor by Giorgio Grognet de Vasse (the famed architect of the Mosta Rotunda Dome).