The nuragic village of Su Nuraxi of Barumini has remained in a very good state despite the ages and is one of the largest in the whole Sardinia . The Su Nuraxi site, for its exceptional historical and archaeological significance and for its beauty, has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Su Nuraxi from Barumini
In the 1950s, Italian Giovanni Lilliu's team of archaeologists began excavations in the territory of Barumini and brought to light the most important example of megalithic construction of the Protozoan civilization, Su Nuraxi.
Su Nuraxi of Barumini is a particularly entangled nuragic complex. The site map includes the nuraghe, the village and other environments such as workshops, kitchens and centers for agricultural activities.
The simple nuraghe of Tholos, the central tower, dates back to the Middle Bronze Age and is made of bare basalt stones. The village of Su Nuraxi evolves over time and is enriched during the various periods between the end of the Bronze and the Iron Age. Around the dungeon, there is a complex of 4 towers joined by rectilinear borders, surrounded by an enclosure.
Around the nuraghe it is possible to observe the remains of the ancient village of the Nuragic people of Barumini. The village of Su Nuraxi consists of about fifty huts, among which that of the assemblies, where the symbols of divinities are located. These discoveries suggest that this building hosted the meetings and assemblies of the inhabitants of the village.
For lovers of archeology Sardinian , the site of Su Nuraxi , like that of the Nuraghe Santu Antine , is an unmissable place.