Today we will discover the Domus de Janas between Sassari and Porto Torres, in particular of the site of Su Crucifissu Mannu. Several necropolises have been found throughout the area surrounding Sassari; so we know that this region has been populated and frequented since antiquity. In addition to arousing historical Read more…
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Domus de Janas: fairy houses
The Domus de Janas, or Fairy Houses, are caves dug into the rock in ancient past (pre-nuragic era) in Sardinia and used as tombs.
In particular these names come from tradition; according to popular beliefs, the small rooms dug in the rock was inhabited by fairies. Historians have rather discovered and confirmed the use of these cavities as tombs, in which the deceased were placed in a fetal position.
These sepulchres are widespread all over the island; in fact, in some places single tombs were found, in others structured necropolises.