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Su Nuraxi di Barumini ancient site

Listed under Archaeological Sites in Sardinia, Italy.

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Su Nuraxi is the best known example of a nuraghe, megalithic beehive like tower communities found only on Sardinia. These structures are particularly impressive for being over 3,000 years old and still standing while being held together with nothing more than the weight of their stones, some weighing more than a tonne. Su Nuraxi, like the other nuraghe, is an arrangement of many of these towers joined by corridors between them. It has a main central structure and then what seems like a fortified town built around it. It’s already in a good position for viewing the local surrounds, but when it was discovered in the 1950’s it had become covered in earth and was basically a hill.

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“Su Nuraxi di Barumini”

'During the late 2nd millennium B.C. in the Bronze Age, a special type of defensive structure known as nuraghi (for which no parallel exists anywhere else in the world) developed on the island of Sardinia. The complex consists of circular defensive towe… Read more...

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