The municipality of Arzachena is very large, located in the north east of Gallura. This area is known for the seaside resorts of the Costa Smeralda, but also for the numerous archaeological monuments of the Nuragic and pre-Nuragic periods in the hinterland. © Printmaps.net – OSM Contributors Expand on Google Read more…
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Ancient tombs of Sardinia
The tombs of the giants are funerary monuments from the Nuragic era, common in Sardinia.
They are large constructions, even a few tens of meters long. Their façade is in many cases distinguished by a higher central stele, flanked by lower stones arranged in a semicircle; their plant resembles the shape of a stylized bull’s head.
Despite the name, they did not contain giants, but were rather collective graves of the local population.