Nuraghe Ardasai – Seui, Sardinia, Italy

Nuraghe Ardasai – Seui, Sardinia, Italy

The nuraghe, or also nurhag in English, is the main type of ancient megalithic edifice found in Sardinia, developed during the Nuragic Age between 1900 and 730 B.C. Today it has come to be the symbol of Sardinia and its distinctive culture known as the Nuragic civilization. More than 7,000 nuraghes have been found, though archeologists believe that originally there were more than 10,000.

Nuraghe Ardasai is a tower construction of the Bronze Age nuragic culture near Seui, to 1 015 m of altitude, in the province of Nuoro in Sardinia.

It is part of a nuragic complex located at the edge of a rocky spur.

Built in limestone, it is composed of a central tower surrounded by a thick wall, on which there are secondary towers. The central tower had originally several floors, of which only the lower floor and the staircase leading to the upper part remain.

We observe around the nuraghe the vestiges of a village of huts with circular or oval foundations.

Video Source: Nuraghe Ardasai (Seui – Sardegna) aerial drone from Simon Ska on Youtube ⁄ CC BY

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