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(pl. torri)

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Stone tower of Bronze Age date, examples of which are found mainly in the southern part of Corsica. Generally 10–15 m across and up to 7 m high, they have a single narrow entrance and a central corbelled chamber. Their function is uncertain but they are rather small to have been settlements or defensive structures. Superficially similar to the nuraghi of Sardinia and the talayots of the Balearic Islands.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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