Author(s): Jain Philip*
This article delves into the application of virtual replicas and 3D modeling in uncovering and preserving the architectural heritage of Maltese prehistoric sites. The Maltese archipelago is renowned for its ancient structures, such as the temples of ?gantija and Hagar Qim, which have captivated historians and enthusiasts. Through advanced technology, virtual replicas and 3D modeling allow for accurate digital reconstructions, offering immersive experiences and valuable insights into the design and historical context of these ancient sites. Additionally, these digital tools aid in preservation efforts by documenting deterioration, planning restoration projects, and experimenting with different conservation strategies. Furthermore, virtual replicas provide accessibility to individuals who may be unable to visit the sites physically, while also serving as educational resources. This article highlights the significance of these technological advancements in archaeology and heritage conservation, emphasizing their role in enhancing our understanding and dissemination of architectural heritage.