The Nuragic Civilization

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==Nuraghe Irru, Nulvi==
It's located in the vicinity of the holy well temple of Irru, it is a complex nuraghe of considerable size and hidden by the vegetation until very recently, it is currently being cleaned and freed from it and some interesting structures are emerging:

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==Nuragic sanctuary of Monte Nuxi, Esterzili==
The complex consists of 4 holy springs, some connected to each other through underground canals, the sanctuary is, in addition to the springs there were also some stone dwellings including a monumental one well paved with limestone slabs and benches running around the circumference of the structure, probably a meeting hall such as those found in many Nuragic settlements. An over 100 meters long stone wall surrounds the sanctuary, which can be accessed through two gates.
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Fish bone pattern in the wall, it's present in other Nuragic sites, such as in a building in the complex of Su Nuraxi just outside the Nuraghe itself, and in the settlement of Nuraghe Sirai. In the case of Su Nuraxi the structure with the fish bone pattern masonry was more recent than the Nuraghe by a few centuries. While the Nuraghe was built in the 15th and reinforced around the 13th century bc the fish bone building dates to the final bronze age/early iron age:

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Monte Nuxi:
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Su Nuraxi, Barumini:
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Nuraghe Sirai:
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==Nuraghe Pitzucumburu, Lunamatrona==

A large complex nuraghe, a bastion with fiver towers surrounded by an outer walls with towers, still partially buried under the ground. Needless to say the towers and walls of the nuraghe have been dismantled through the centuries.
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==Nuraghe Asusa, Isili==

The nuraghe Asusa is composed of two towers that overlook a courtyard, the main entrance of the nuraghe is oriented to the east. In one of the interiors the archaeologists have unearthed a circular ring similar to that of the holy well of Cuccurru Nuraxi, pertinent to a well or a cistern, still to be explored. Near the nuraghe there are the ruins of a Nuragic village inhabited roughly from 1600 to 1100 bc.
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Nuraghe Asusa again, or what little remains of it:
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Stone ring pertaining to the well/cistern:
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==Nuraghe Senis Mannu==

Single tower Nuraghe, decently preserved, the first chamber is almost intact, while the uppermost part of the nuraghe including the second chamber are gone

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==Hypogeic tomb, of Molafà, Sassari==
Rock-cut tomb with a facade carved to resemble the stele of a Giants' tomb==
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Su Nuraxi of Barumini, corbels still in place in one of the towers. The original towers which were built around the 16th-14th century bc were incorporated into bigger towers made with bigger basalt blocks that were built all around them during the 13th century bc, thus preserving them:
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It's one of the few cases where the corbels are still positioned on top of the towers, we know what the top of the Nuraghi looked like thanks to Nuraghi models sculpted during the Nuragic period:
Model of a complex Nuraghe from San Sperate
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Single tower Nuraghe with an anthropomorphic figure inside from San Sperate:
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Olmedo:
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It's debated whether the courtyard of the complex Nuraghi were closed or not, in some cases they certainly were but Su Nuraxi probably had an open one given its height and width:
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A large fallen corbel stone is also found on top of the well in the courtyard:
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