Għar ix-Xih

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Ghar ix-Xih (In English: Cave of the Old Man or Cave of the Sheik) is a former cave found near Mgarr ix-Xini, Gozo, Malta. It was re-discovered in 2009.[1] The cave is situated at the mouth of the valley.

The cave was long believed a legend, going back to 1583, about a popular judge who used the cave. Another nearby cave is known as Il-Habs (The Prison).

The cave floor contained artifacts dating from Bronze Age to late Roman times. At some point the roof was removed.


  1. ^ Grima, Noel (8 February 2009). "Centuries old legend in Gozo proved true". Malta Independent. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 

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Coordinates: 36°1′21″N 14°16′9″E / 36.02250°N 14.26917°E / 36.02250; 14.26917