Tomba Dei Giganti Moru

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Il sepolcro dista un centinaio di metri dal nuraghe di pertinenza, il Nuraghe Albucciu. Si tratta quindi di una tomba nuragica collettiva.

Il monumento è stato edificato in due fasi: la prima corrisponde alla costruzione della tomba a galleria, la seconda all’aggiunta dell’esedra. Quest’ultima è costituita da due brevi tratti murari rettilinei, costruiti con blocchi di pietra irregolari e non da grandi lastre infisse verticalmente nel terreno come le altre tombe nuragiche del territorio arzachenese. Tuttavia, al centro dell’esedra, anticamente era presente la stele, come suggeriscono i due blocchi disposti all’entrata del corridoio funerario. Di essa purtroppo è stato trovato solo un frammento.

I reperti ritrovati nell’esedra e all’interno del corridoio funerario, testimoniano un lungo periodo di utilizzo della tomba. Infatti, il sepolcro è stato realizzato intorno al 1700 avanti Cristo e utilizzato fino al 900 avanti Cristo circa.

Il ritrovamento di una moneta datata tra 300 e il 264 avanti Cristo e di un piccolo cippo di pietra con l’incisione di un simbolo della dea Tanit, sono la testimonianza che durante l’età punica, il sepolcro era ancora riconosciuto come luogo sacro.

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Ilaria Cardella
5 months ago
Discovered in 1988 following the enlargement of the farm road on which it stands, the tomb is directly connected to the Nuraghe Albucciu and its inhabited area from which it is less than 80 meters away. The tomb body extends on the east / west axis and is 11.30 meters long and 5.20 meters wide while the corridor measures 9.10 meters. The tomb is made of large and different sized stone blocks laid dry, much better worked near the entrance. Only a large slab of the roof remains, the rest were destroyed in the last century. Similar to the tomb of the giants of Li Lolghi, immediately after the entrance, there are two well-squared granite blocks laid parallel to the walls, narrowing the entrance. There is no longer any trace of the large central stele, but a slab between 40 and 50 cm was found fixed in front of the access area with the probable function of a manhole cover. The excavations revealed that the site was built in two phases: the first, in the Middle Bronze Age which includes the gallery tomb, and the second phase where the exedra was added. In the latter, a large overturned monolith was found and it was not possible to trace its original location and a considerable amount of pottery and offerings placed. In the rear part of the tomb body the most ancient finds were found such as miniaturistic jars, cups and bowls, while in the last decades of the 19th century a bronze votive sword and fragments of two daggers were found, plus a grain of amber of the type of the "treasure of Tiryns". The discovery of a coin inside the corridor immediately after the entrance suggests that the site was also used in the Punic age, between 300 and 264 BC. The engraving on the entrance manhole cover of a symbol of the Semitic alphabet usually used in the funeral environment, suggests that the sacredness of the place had actually been recognized, reusing the slab as a stele. The archaeological site is managed by a cooperative that offers the possibility of paying a cumulative ticket to visit the nearby sites as well.
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