Tombs Of The Giants 0 Comments
It seems that the Giants' Tombs were religious sites, but the most interesting and intriguing discovery is that these structures were built exactly where the energy channels of magnetic forces existing in the granite are superior. Granite (silicon dioxide) delivers energy and has a natural magneto-therapeutic effect. These strange constructions, very present in the Sardinian territory, can only be found in this region and nowhere else in the world, which is why they are really of exceptional importance and value. They are characterized by a long sepulchral corridor (where the burials took place) and by a semicircular facade (exedra) that circumscribes the space dedicated to worship, where the rites in honour of the dead took place.
They are called the Tombs of the Giants because it was traditionally believed that they would provide lodging to a particularly high human body as the tombs are about ten meters long. In reality, bone finds reveal that many bodies were buried there. We know little of the rites and who was destined for this important burial, and the Giants' Tombs remain wrapped up in great historical and spiritual mystery. For sure, those who built them had the ability to recognize the points, where the telluric energy and the magnetic forces were accumulating, or used the aid of special "psychics" or "dowsers" who, following the vibrations of a Y-shaped twig or rod, could locate the presence of energy fields.
Mauro Aresu, an important Sardinian researcher, has long studied these monuments and asserts that the Tombs of the Giants, being the most important points of the energy emanation, can help heal those who go there or lay down in their interior. The semi-circle shape of the monument would imprison the telluric energy lines by capturing the flow that would impregnate the granite stones and, to benefit from it, one needs to lay on them.
Giants Tomb of Su Mont'e S'Abe in Olbia (27 km and 35 minutes by car far from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites): It is the largest Giants Tomb in Sardinia, it boasts the longest body (about 28 and a half meters long) and an imposing funeral chamber (13 and a half meters long, one wide, and a meter and a half-height), one of the places that you should not miss during a holiday in this part of Sardinia. The Giants Tomb of Su Monte de S'Abe is probably the readaptation of an older tomb structure dating back to the Bronze Age, between 1600 and 1800 BC. about. Unlike the other Giants Tomb, besides the exedra facade surmounted by a half-dome and the rear sepulchral chamber, it does not have the central stele generally positioned at the entrance of the tomb, in front of the exedra. Liturgies were celebrated in the funeral hall in honour of the deceased but, although the monument is well preserved, unfortunately, the relative funeral finds have not been found here.
Coddu Vecchiu Giants Tomb in Arzachena (35 Km - 40 minutes by car from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites): It is one of the best-preserved tombs, located at the foot of an area of hills. Made in two construction phases, to a 10-meter gallery tomb from 1800 BC. around 1600-1400 BC approximately, was added the exedra, a semicircular space defined by slabs embedded in the ground, with a large stele of 4.04 meters in the centre, thus transforming the structure into a Giants Tomb. The burial of the dead probably took place from above, removing one of the corridor roofing sheets. The rites included offerings, a detail testified by the numerous ceramic vessels found in the ceremonial area. The worship of ancestors was of great importance in the Nuragic civilization.
Li Lolghi Giants Tomb in Arzachena (38 Km - 45 minutes by car far from Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites): it is one of the wonders of Arzachena. The nuragic structure, dating back to around 1800 BC, is in an excellent state of conservation. It consists of the exedra, framed by fourteen slabs embedded in the ground, and by the stele made up of two overlapping granite slabs. The majesty of Li Lolghi Giants Tomb rises from a hill and is visible even from a distance. The monument results from two construction and expansion phases: during the Early Bronze Age (around 1800 BC) the tomb was built, later, during the Middle Bronze Age (between 1600 and 1400 BC), it was added the sepulchral corridor. Commonly used pottery was found, documenting the offerings at the time of the burials, testifying a profound cult for the deceased and the belief in the afterlife. The stele, which represents a false door, proves the passage of the dead into the afterlife.
Li Mizzani Giants Tomb in Santa Teresa di Gallura (68Km - 1h15 drive far from Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites): It is a monument with a central stele 2.8 meters high and 1.5 meters wide and a particular plant that recalls the head of a bull (whose cult was worshipped); in the underground tombs, a five days funeral ceremony was held to honour the remains of important personalities, sorcerers, shamans, absorbing the healing and purifying magnetic energies emanating from the tomb’s granite. Greek philosophers had revealed in their writings these ancient Sardinian rites.
S'Ena e Thomes Giants Tomb in Dorgali (here in the photo, 102Km - 1h20 by car from Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites): It is one of the most fascinating and interesting and best examples of preserved "Giants Tomb". It looks powerful and majestic, as it probably was thousands of years ago. Its exedra, which resembles the horns of a bull, is more than 10 meters wide and its central stele is almost 4 meters high and weighs about 7 tons. The funeral corridor with roof, made up of stone slabs arranged horizontally along the walls of the corridor, is almost intact. The astronomical orientation of the tomb is surprising. While most of the Giants 'Tombs have the exedra located in the South-East, in the direction of sunrise during the winter solstice, or in the East, in relation to the rising of the sun during the period of the equinoxes, the S'Ena e Thomes Giants Tomb is instead oriented to the south, in relation to sunset during the summer solstice. According to a research by the National Institute of Astrophysics of the Brera Astronomical Observatory, the S'Ena e Thomes structure, entirely made of granite, has an astronomical azimuth of the orientation of its axis, absolutely identical to those of the Goronna Giants Tomb (at Paulilatino, in the Oristano province) and that of Baddu Pirastru Giants Tomb (in Thiesi, in the Sassari province). The three Giants Tomb would be oriented towards the star Aldebaran, of the Taurus constellation. As with all hypotheses, we’ll not miss sceptics with other theories. But when there are many coincidences though…
Written by Daniela Toti
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