Arrchaeological Park of Nuraghe Appiu

Villanova Monteleone,
where history is rediscovered
Among trees and hills, among rocks and fertile plains, between the perceptible silence of nature, known by a select few, you will finally come to soak in the fragrance and history of Sardinia.

Arrchaeological Park of Nuraghe Appiu

Nuragic civilizat, XVI - 238 B. C.

In the territory of Villanova Monteleone is situated, in dominant position, the vast archaeologicalpark, of nuragic age, called "Nuraghe Appiu". This park is surrounded by a suggestive and uncontaminated environment.The scientific interest of the discovery has motivated the various excavations (2001-2005).

The "Nuraghe Appiu" as the great part of the nuragic complexes, was probably born as anuraghe with only one tower, to which, later, other towers have been united, connectedmamong them by corridors, outlining a quadrilobate figure.

So far, of "Nuraghe Appiu" appears the central tower, tall around 15 meters. The nuraghe has two rooms overlapped by a "false vault", a covered courtyard, in front of the mastio that constitutes an "unicum." In its simple form the nuraghe is a flat-topped conical tower built with stones of varying size laid without grout (dry walls). The masonry consists of courses of stone laid in more or less orderly fashion. In many cases the stones were laid as they were, but more often they were dressed to facilitate their laying. In the upper part of the towers, the part most exposed, the stones are usually dressed with care to ensure a perfect fit between the different elements and thus improve stability.


Bronze Age

Ancient Bronze Nuragic I (1700-1350 B. C.).

Middle Bronze Nuragic II (1350-1200 B. C.).

Final Bronze Nuragic III (1200- 900 B. C.).

Iron Age

Nuragic IV (900- 510 B. C.).

Nuragic V (510-238 B. C.).

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