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Tuesday, 18 May 2010 07:16

The Domus de Janas

These communal burial grounds from the Neolithic period derive their curious name from the vivid imagination of the Sardinian people, who, observing the small spaces within the funeral chambers, thought that they were the abode of tiny mythical beings, known as “Janas”.

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Tuesday, 11 May 2010 03:23

Nuraghi

These are constructions of huge stones piled up without any type of cement, which have stood the test of time and still stand out majestically - overlooking the sea, on high mountain summits, on hills and in the plains.

Published in Archaeological sites
Tuesday, 11 May 2010 03:23

Dolmen

Strange but true. In Sardinia there are Dolmen which are also found in northern Europe, the island variety smaller but no less fascinating. In Dorgali and Cala Gonone, there are several of the most characteristic Dolmen on the island, such as Motorra and Monte Longu:

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Tuesday, 11 May 2010 03:29

Giants' Tombs

According to a legend, beings with superhuman powers (giants) have erected the Giants’ Tombs. Along the country road from Dorgali to Lula – after the turning for Orosei – remains this very interesting and well preserved tomb of Sardinia’s prehistory. Here we can find a sepulchral room that has still got its original flat covering slab like many dolmens.

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Monday, 12 April 2010 22:50

The Village of Tiscali

Tiscali is a nuraghic village hidden in the interior of a cave at the crest of the same-named mountain. It is indeed a real mystery that archaeologists, scholars and science haven’t unravelled yet.

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