The nuraghe

posted on 20th of february, 2008

The Nuraghe, a typical sardinian monument.

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The first nuraghes were built around 1500/1600 BC. The scholars believe that today there are around 7000 nuraghes in Sardinia, but once they were more than 30,000.
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As you can see from my pictures, these buildings are usually truncated cone towers made of stone.

The stone is the only building material, no other material, like clay or mud, was used to build them.
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The reason of their function is still a mistery. Someone thought they were simple dwellings, but since most of them are situated on the top of hills, they could also have been watchtowers.
Nowadays the most accepted explanation sees the nuraghe as the fortified dwelling of the patriarch of the village.
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With my pictures I hope I can make you feel the magic I perceive every time I happen to be in front of these buldings.
Thanks to the unbelievably blue sky of my Sardinia!
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Comments (6)

Posted by Sekdo on February 24, 2008
Amaranta....Thanks! The Sardinia is lovely and...hospitable! :)))))
Posted by Roberto1977 on February 21, 2008
Well.. As soon as possible, I hope.. ;-)
Posted by Amaranta on February 21, 2008
Congrats Sekdo! Your post is very interesting and Sardinia.... is so lovely! :) Bye...;)
Posted by Sekdo on February 20, 2008
Thanks Dabobabo! :)
Posted by Sekdo on February 20, 2008
Thx Rob! when you come in Sardinia?
Posted by Valeria73 on February 20, 2008
Very interesting blog and beautiful pictures!!!

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