The archaeological site is located a few dozen metres from the medieval Christian church, surrounded by green olive trees. It is divided into two nuclei: in the first you will find a well temple dating back to the final Bronze Age (12th century BC), set in a sacred enclosure (themenos) shaped like a 'lock'. Built with finely worked basalt blocks using accurate techniques, the temple is a jewel with perfect geometric shapes. Inside it is formed by a vestibule, a staircase and a room covered by a tholos (false dome), built in concentric rings. The stairwell has a trapezoidal section with 7 metre-thick joining walls. The 25 steps gradually narrow up to the cell, covered with mirrored lintels: the effect is of an 'inverted staircase'. As you go down the stairs, you will feel a restless sense of descending into the past. The site was dedicated to the water cult, which attracted nuragic people from all over the island. The water reaches a tank, dug into the rock, from a perennial spring, allowing the level to remain constant all year round. The temple was probably originally covered, and the raised part would have been similar to that of the sacred well on Tempiesu at Orune.
Outside the enclosure lie the remains of the nuragic settlement. You will notice the round 'meeting hut', with a diameter of ten metres, paved with pebbles and equipped with a circular seat, and another dozen rooms, perhaps the homes of priests and the market shops that accompanied the religious solemnities. The sanctuary may also have been a place of astronomical observation, and it is worth visiting at night, with caution, to see the full moon reflected in the waters of the well. Middle-Eastern bronzes from the beginning of the first millennium BC, bronze fibulae (9th century BC) and Phoenician gold jewellery, found by the excavations, testify to its long cultural and commercial vitality.
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You are looking at the most famous Pharaoh who ever ruled Ancient Egypt - Tutankhamun.
The fame of Tutankhamun is a curious thing. He came to the throne at just 9 years old. He ruled for a short time and died prematurely at the age of 19. So why is he remembered as being the most famous pharaoh of all time?
When his tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter, the whole world listened. Stories and pictures of his undisturbed tomb were published around the globe. A huge surge of interest in ancient Egypt helped to make him a star. But why?
The fact that he was just a boy when he was elevated to the most powerful position on the planet helped to cement his fame. Plus, the mystery of his untimely death has sparked debate that has been stoking for decades - with no definitive answer in sight. This, combined with the fact that his tomb was filled with some of the most exquisite treasures ever found - including his grandiose death mask, made him a household name all over the world.
Compared to other pharaohs like Ramesses II and Thutmose III, Tutankhamun achieved relatively little.
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Imagine This - Part 7.
The year is 332 BC. After travelling across the desert for what seems like an eternity you see something foreboding in the distance. A sandstorm approaches. Suddenly it is upon you. Visibility is zero. Your horse has come to an abrupt halt and wails nervously. You look to your right and something catches your eye. An ancient pillar stands only a few feet away.
You could of sworn it wasn’t there before.
You reach down to your horse and pat it’s neck. You dismount and stride towards the pillar. As you get closer you realise you’re approaching the entrance to a tomb. You go inside.
You pull out your torch and ignite the oiled cloth. Holding the light outwards you venture deeper and deeper, squinting your eyes and straining to see.
You see Ancient inscriptions that are covered in a thin layer of dust. As you pass them you trail your finger along the impressions. Broken pots and other precious objects litter the floor. You come to the end of a long corridor and enter a huge chamber. As you enter the dark room the light from your torch reflects off of every wall. Illuminating the blackness.
As your eyes adjust to the light you realise you are standing in front of a gigantic sarcophagus. You start towards the coffin cautiously. As you place your hand on the solid gold coffin a hiss of air startles you and your torch is extinguished.
You are not alone.
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