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Nuraghe Palmavera

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Nuraghe Palmavera is classified by archaeologists as a nuraghe ‘complex’, namely a group of several towers joined together to form a proper Nuragic settlement. It can be admired in north Sardinia, along the road leading from Alghero to the bay of Porto Conte. The main tower dates back to the 15th century B.C. and, despite its great age, it still contains the central chamber, admirably Tholos covered, and still practically intact. With the construction of the second tower, three centuries later, the whole settlement was extended significantly, and a long belt of wall was added around the two pre-existing towers. This wall had four towers, of which one was larger and positioned to protect the entrance into the central courtyard. Originally a village rose up behind the nuraghe, that recent digs are gradually bringing to light. The central area of the settlement shows clear evidence of the meetings hut, with stone seating running along the perimeter and a small bas-relief in the centre, showing a little model nuraghe. The plane lands surrounding the site were defended by single-tower nuraghe, some of which remain well-preserved today. The whole settlement was abandoned at the end of the 8th century B.C.. Many of the findings uncovered during the 1960s digs are today displayed in the archaeological museums of Cagliari and Sassari.


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