Barumini, Sardinia

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A nuraghe site towards the southern end of the island, well inland, which was excavated by Giovanni Lilliu in the 1940s. It began as a single fortified tower, 17 m high and with three corbelled chambers one above the other, in the early 2nd millennium bc. Four round towers around the base of the central tower, and a perimeter wall with smaller towers enclosing a village, were built in the 8th century bc. In the 6th century bc the site was sacked by the Carthaginians.


G. Lilliu, 1988, Su nuraxi ali Barumini. Sassari: C. Delfino

Subjects: Archaeology.

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