Nuraghe La Prisgiona

 
October 28, 2019 Oct 28, 2019
 
   Italy, San Pantaleo, Sardinia
 
 

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.

 
 
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+ 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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