When I travel I always try to visit a site or monument declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. These visits never disappoint because they admire the wonders of art, architecture, or archeology that are unique and important for the history of peoples’ culture.

Today I show some photos that I took in Sardinia (Italy).

The island of Sardinia (Italy) is famous for its fantastic sea but also its archaeological heritage is exceptional and unique in the world. I live in Sardinia and I can say that we are very proud of that our ancient civilization!

Only in Sardinia you can see, scattered throughout its territory, the buildings nuragic, witnesses of an ancient culture full of charm and mystery.

The Nuragic Complex of Barumini is the most important archaeological site on the Island of Sardinia.

Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, “Su Nuraxi” di Barumini is the most complete and best-preserved exemplar of the Nuraghi; it is also evidence to the capacity for innovation and imagination of those that built it, in terms of the types of materials and techniques available at the time.

The Nuraghe is a imposing building with civil-military function, built from dry stones, the rooms of which were covered with tholos, constructed between the Middle Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age, more than 3000 years ago!

The archaeological site of “Su Nuraxi di Barumini” , located a few kilometers from Cagliari , has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997with this motivation:

“Su Nuraxi di Barumini”

During the late 2nd millennium B.C. in the Bronze Age, a special type of defensive structure known as nuraghi (for which no parallel exists anywhere else in the world) developed on the island of Sardinia. The complex consists of circular defensive towers in the form of truncated cones built of dressed stone, with corbel-vaulted internal chambers. The complex at Barumini, which was extended and reinforced in the first half of the 1st millennium under Carthaginian pressure, is the finest and most complete example of this remarkable form of prehistoric architecture.”

(Source http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/833 )

“Su Nuraxi di Barumini”

“Su Nuraxi di Barumini”

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