Nuraghe Ponte – Dualchi, Sardinia, Italy

Nuraghe Ponte – Dualchi, Sardinia, Italy

Nuraghe Ponte consists of a circular tower built at the base with large polyhedral blocks, on these rest well worked boulders. It is near Dualchi.

Dualchi is a comune in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 110 kilometres north of Cagliari and about 40 kilometres west of Nuoro.

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.

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