Sunday, December 11, 2011

Su Nuraxi, Barumini, Sardinia



 

The nuraghi are the archeological traces of the ancient cultures that lived in Sardinia from about 1500 B.C.  These rock towers looks like a heap of rocks from afar, but once up close it is pretty amazing to see the detail in them, how they were built, how many of them have several floors withe niches. I am quite in awe how they built with such giant stones. The one in the picture is close to Barumini and probably one of the most famous nuraghe in Sardinia. They suspect that this nurahge was used as a symbol of power or as a sacred space.