Sardìgna Meravizosa: Wonderful Sardinia! 0 Comments
In the last part of the second millennium BC in the Bronze Age, a very interesting and unknown civilization developed on the Sardinian Island, see Sardinia, So Unknown. We were told of ancient Egypt (3900 BC), the Hittites (2000 BC), the Phoenicians (2000 BC), the Assyrians and Babylonians (1800 BC), the Sumerians (1500-1400 BC), ancient Greece (1600 BC) of the Jews (1000 BC), of the Etruscans (900 BC) and finally of ancient Rome, founded in 753 BC.
1800 years before Christ, even before the Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilizations, a civilization developed in Italy building 10,000 nuraghe, the tallest buildings in the world of that era after the Egyptian pyramids. It is the Nuragic Civilization, which developed in Sardinia and was named after the Nuraghi, constituting its most impressive vestiges. When the Egyptians built the Pyramids in Egypt and in instead almost all of Europe men lived in huts and stilt houses, the Sardinians of the Nuragic era erected stone towers in Sardinia The Nuraghe: Ancient Heritage Of Sardinia creating architectural techniques never seen before, circular corridors, 30mt wells, dry lintels, boundary walls.
They constructed the Tombs of the Giants, expertly built where underground magnetic forces flow, in sites indicated by individuals whose sensory abilities allowed them to sense these particular energies. The monument, already permeated with natural forces, was also enriched with the energy of those who went there to pray. The Tombs of the Giants can only be found in Sardinian territory and nowhere else in the world.
Often, adjacent to a source of water, a fundamental element for rituals, they built wonderful water temples, see Plan a visit: Holy Wells & Sacred Springs, of a constructive perfection linked to the cult of water. On the Well of Nuragic Complex Of Santa Cristina In Paulilatino, built about 3,000 years ago, conjectures are still being made over its use, hypothesizing it to also be an astronomical observatory. A few decades ago, dozens of Nuragic warrior’s stone statues over two meters high were discovered: the Giants Of Mont'e Prama, the first creation of statues depicting man, made even before the Greek one, thus rewriting a part of the Mediterranean history. Another mysterious wonder is the megalithic circles of the Neolithic age: Li Muri in Arzachena, see The Megalithic Circle: Li Muri and Pranu Mutteddu in Goni. The Sardinian 'Stonehenge': Pranu Mutteddu Park. The function of the largest megalithic monuments in Europe, has been debated for at least five centuries: monumental tombs or homes for men of great stature? Fortresses or furnaces for melting metals? Giant sun god worship temples or astronomical observatories?
There are also indications of a Sardinian army, the People of the Sea, The Shardana: Warriors Of Sardinia, whom the pharaoh Ramses II chose to be his personal guard, and co-protagonists of the extermination of the Hittite, Mycenaean and Ramesses III’s Egyptian, around 1200 BC. The ancient Nuragic Sardinians knew of architecture, astrology, ceramics, metalworking, large stone statuary, agriculture, sheep farming, viticulture and were very skilled navigators. Sardinia is truly a land of archaic settlements! Perhaps part of the mythical Atlantis. (see Atlantis, the Center of the World and ... Sardinia!)
Signs of the presence of the Nuragic Sardinians were found in Spain, Crete, Turkey, Cyprus, Etruria and Lazio, Sicily, Carthage and Tunisia. The nuragics settled in Etruria influenced the Etruscan civilization with their uses and brought with them Nuragic bronzes and ceramics containing wine, already widely spread in Sardinia in 1200 BC. “Sardinia insula vini”, (Sardinia the wine island) as the scholar Andrea Bacci called it in 1586.
“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.” (Thich Nhat Hanh)
Written by Daniela Toti
In the photo: Nuraghe of Santa Barbara in Macomer
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