Sardinia and her mysterious nuraghi
A long time ago, in the bronze age (3100 BC), more than 6500 nuraghi were built all over Sardinia. They can reach a height of almost 19 meters and were built with big boulders which stacked dry on top of each other.
Nowadays a lot of the nuraghi are still intact. They come in different shapes and sizes and you can find them in different placed all over the island. They are called the archaeological treasures of Sardinia, so if you are traveling to Sardinia, you must visit a nuraghe.
Su Nuraxi (nuraghe) was built around 1500 BC and nowadays there are still different towers left whose biggest tower has a height of almost 15 meters. Most of the nuraghi in Sardinia only have one towers, what makes Su Nuraxi special. The towers are built of volcanic rock and sandstone and they are only held together with mud and clay. The Su Nuraxi had been discovered by the Italian archaeologist Giovanni Lilliu in the fifties.
Nuraghe Santu Antine
Santu Antine is located on the center of Sardinia. This nuraghe belongs to one of the most fascinating nuraghi of the island. The nuraghe consists of a central tower and three side towers with hallways to the central courtyard. It is surrounded by the remains of cabins from the bronze age and remains of houses from the Roman era.
Around the nuraghe are remains of round and rectangular structures of a village, only a small part of it was excavated and examined. The remains belong to the bronze age and were cabins that look like pinnettas (cabins used by shepherds).
There are still around 3000 nuraghi left on the island, but these are the most famous ones. For visiting the nuraghi buying tickets is required.