The ‘nuraghi’ represent Sardinia’s greatest – and most

The ‘nuraghi’ represent Sardinia’s greatest – and most

9/16/2021, 6:31:07 PM
The ‘nuraghi’ represent Sardinia’s greatest – and most mysterious - archeological treasure: 8,000 ancient megalithic buildings found nowhere else in the world. The Nuragic civilization began in the Bronze Age (1800 BC), as the evolution of pre-existing cultures present on the island of Sardinia since Neolithic times. The Nuragic civilization takes its name from the nuraghi, circular defensive towers-fortresses in the form of truncated cones built of dressed stone for which no parallel exists anywhere else in the world. Most of them were built on high ground, near the villages, and had defensive and military functions. Some reach a height of 22 meters, such as the nuraghe Santu Antine Torralba; others were structured as interconnected towers, making them imposing fortresses. Among the most interesting nuraghi sites are: Nuraghe Arrubiu (Orroli, Nuoro), possibly the largest nuraghe, along with Su Nuraxi (Barumini, Cagliari); the Tombs of the Giants Li Lolghi e Li Muri at Arzachena (Sassari); the mysterious Tophet found in the urban area of Tharros (Cabras, Oristano)... was it a sacred burial place for children or a place where human sacrifices took place? The nuraghi were discovered in the 1930s and were recognized a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. Amazing photo by @valentinoselis ❤ Follow 👉 @collectivespark #italy #italyhistory #wednesday #historyinpictures #historyfact #historyisamazing #historypage #historypage #travel #travelguide #theancients #goodmorning #morning #TagaFriend #followtrain #followme #sardinia #sardinaisland #instaphoto #instamystery #instafollow #wednesdaymotivation #traveller #like4likes #share #sharethelove #boston #country #newzealand #losangeles #canada

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