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Albucciu Nuragic Complex

Taking a walk in the Arzachena countryside, just 30 minutes away from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, you will discover how much rich is Gallura, among vineyards and land for grazing, in archaeological heritage and in particular you will find the Albucciu Nuragic Complex, located on a granite rock, hidden between the Mediterranean scrub and an olive grove. The structure, which dates back to the fifteenth century BC. In The Middle Bronze Age, it is well preserved and what distinguishes it is the technique used in the construction. The large blocks of granite are set against the granite rock that is part of the masonry of the main building. It was originally a two-story building, now only the lower one remains. It is a "corridor" building (or protonuraghe), the progenitors of the nuraghe(learn more by reading The Nuraghi: Ancient Heritage Of Sardinia) afterwards completed with tholos.

During the Second World War, part of the terrace was used as an area for a machine gun, and the initial architecture was probably altered. The complex included three distinct bodies. In the north corner of the terrace, there was an access to a tower by two internal stairs, in a now collapsed environment. An additional construction, vaguely rectangular, completed the complex.

About eighty meters from the nuraghe, there is the Giants’ Tomb called "tomb Moru", 11.30m long and 5.20m wide, also part of the complex, with other remains of circular huts. The tomb was probably an older funerary monument that was modified and transformed into a Giants' Tomb during the recent Bronze Age (1300 - 1000 BC). Of the slabs that made up the roof, only one remains today. Only one of the slabs that made up the roof remains today. Among the findings of the village, the most interesting are: a gamma-shaped stab, so-called because in the middle of the blade there is a gamma-shaped iron bent upwards which could be a hand-guard; fragments of 'ox-hide' ingots, with the shape of an ox skin; votive swords, a votive statuette and a bronze closet. 

The past is difficult to construe because it arrives in our time in shreds but with studying, researching and passion we try, by interpreting it, to give it the appearance as similar to the original in the most plausible way possible.

 I am an archaeologist, a scientist who studies human cultures searching for the truth.” (Steve Alten)


 Written by Daniela Toti

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