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SARDINIA: THE NURAGHI ISLAND 
SARDINIA: THE NURAGHI ISLAND
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BARUMININURAGHE LOSA ABBASANTAPOZZO DI SANTA CRISTINA PAULILATINOTOMBA DEI GIGANTI S'ENA E THOMESPOZZO SACRO DI SA TESTA OLBIATOMBA DEI GIGANTI SU MONTE E S'APE OLBIA
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If the afterlife exists, probably an entire population observes Sardinia and smiles.
This population is the nuragic population which observes people who try to interpret the Tombs of the Giants, the Nuragic Wells, the holy sources and the Nuraghi.
The Nuragic civilization developed between the Bronze Age and the Iron Age (from 1800 to 500 B.C.). 8000 nuraghes, about 400 tombs of Giants and no specified number of sacred wells are examples of the impressiveness of the nuragic civilization. The so-called bronzetti  (representing little modern ships) and the archaeological finds (such as the representations of Shardana people in the Egyptian temple of Medinet Abu) demonstrate how the nuraghic people dominated the whole Mediterranean area. The theories of Sergio Frau, a journalist and writer of the book “Le Colonne d’Ercole, un’inchiesta” (The Pillars of Hercules. An investigation) state that Sardinia actually was the powerful Island of Atlas (also called Atlantis). Eminent scholars and archaeologists of all over the world maintain these theories.

THE NURAGHES => Historical period: bronze age - iron age (1800/1000 BC)
Sardinia counts at least 8000 ancient towers made with stones; in the past it was possible to count 20000 constructions like these. We wonder why this advanced, civil and powerful population used to spend time building towers. We wonder if their aim was religious, military or if they used to build these constructions in order to live there. Maybe we will not be able to give an answer to these questions and this is why it seems that the nuragic people laugh from the afterlife.

WHAT ARE THE NURAGHES (CLICK HERE)

DISCOVER THE NURAGHES:

The Nuragic Palace: Su Nuraxi (click here) - Where is: Barumini (click here)

The Nuraghe of Cabu Abbas Riu Mulinu (click here) - Where is: Olbia (click here)

The Nuraghe Losa (click here) - Where is: Abbasanta (click here)

Nuragic Village of Serra Orrios (click here) - Where is: Dorgali (click here)

Nuragic Village of Tiscali (click here) - Where is: Oliena (click here)


THE TOMBS OF GIANTS => Historical period: around the Early Bronze Age (2000 B.C.)
The Tombs of Giants, so called because of their gigantic dimensions, are another typical element of Sardinia's megalithic period. Usually the frontal part of their structure is delimited by some sort of semicircle (exedra), almost as to symbolize a bull's horns. Viewed from above the shape of the Tombs of Giants brings to mind that of an uterus or a woman in labour. This interpretation would confirm how closely connected  life and death were for nuraghic people and how their megalithism was linked to the cult of fecundation.

WHAT ARE THE TOMBS OF GIANTS (CLICK HERE)

DISCOVER THE TOMBS OF GIANTS:

Su Monte e s’ape Giants’ Tomb (click here) - Where is: Olbia (click here)

S’Ena e Thomes Giants’ Tomb (click here) - Where is: Dorgali (click here)


THE SACRED WELLS => Historical period: end of bronze age-beginning of iron age (1500/900 BC)
The nuragic wells are similar to the nuraghi’s architectural structure but they have been built underground. The wells had many symbols. They represented the female sexual organs like if they were the entrance and the exit towards the afterworld.

WHAT ARE THE SACRED WELLS (CLICK HERE)

DISCOVER THE SACRED WELLS:

Sa Testa Sacred Well (click here) - Where is: Olbia (click here)

Santa Cristina Sacred Well (click here) - Where is: Paulilatino (click here)

Su Tempiesu Sacred Well (click here) - Where is: Orune (click here)


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