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Nuraghe La Prisgiona
28 Oct 2019     San Pantaleo, Sardinia, Italy     Similar photos
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Nuraghe La Prisgiona   
28 Oct 2019    San Pantaleo, Sardinia, Italy    Similar photos 
 
 
 
 

Today we visited Nuraghe La Prisgiona, an archaeological site near San Pantaleo. It was unearthed about twenty years ago and is one of many such sites spread around Sardinia.

The nuraghe is an ancient structure found in Sardinia and built between 1900 and 730 B.C. More than 7,000 have been found to date. The structure is somewhat conical in shape with a hole in the center and is made of three layers, two of rock and one of dirt. The surrounding area contains smaller circular structures as well as a cistern.

 
 
 
 
 
Looking up in Nuraghe La Prisgiona +
 
 
 
 
Looking up in Nuraghe La Prisgiona +
 
 
 
 
Looking up in Nuraghe La Prisgiona +
 
 
 
Paul in Nuraghe La Prisgiona 
 
 
 
 
Paul in Nuraghe La Prisgiona 
 
 
 
 
Paul in Nuraghe La Prisgiona 
 
 
 
Yours truly in Nuraghe La Prisgiona 
 
 
 
 
Yours truly in Nuraghe La Prisgiona 
 
 
 
 
Yours truly in Nuraghe La Prisgiona 
 
 
 
The plan of Nuraghe La Prisgiona 
The lower left shows the nuraghe as it appears today, the upper right as it is thought to appear when it was occupied.
 
 
 
 
The plan of Nuraghe La Prisgiona 
The lower left shows the nuraghe as it appears today, the upper right as it is thought to appear when it was occupied.
 
 
 
 
The plan of Nuraghe La Prisgiona 
The lower left shows the nuraghe as it appears today, the upper right as it is thought to appear when it was occupied.
 
 
 
The giant tomb 
The giant tomb at Coddu Vecchiu is a collective grave thought to hold the dead of a nearby village.
 
 
 
 
The giant tomb 
The giant tomb at Coddu Vecchiu is a collective grave thought to hold the dead of a nearby village.
 
 
 
 
The giant tomb 
The giant tomb at Coddu Vecchiu is a collective grave thought to hold the dead of a nearby village.
 
 
 
Up on the roof 
Getting to our apartment's roof top patio requires climbing a steep, narrow and winding staircase, something not recommended if you've been drinking.
 
 
 
 
Up on the roof 
Getting to our apartment's roof top patio requires climbing a steep, narrow and winding staircase, something not recommended if you've been drinking.
 
 
 
 
Up on the roof 
Getting to our apartment's roof top patio requires climbing a steep, narrow and winding staircase, something not recommended if you've been drinking.
 
 
 
View from apt's roof top patio 
 
 
 
 
View from apt's roof top patio 
 
 
 
 
View from apt's roof top patio 
 
 
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