Nuraghe Arrubiu

Nuraghe Arrubiu

Nuraghe Arrubiu
Shown within Sardinia
Location Orroli, Sardinia, Italy
Type Settlement
Periods Bronze Age
Cultures Nuragic civilization

The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the largest of the nuraghi in Sardinia. It is located in Orroli, in province of Cagliari. Its name means "red Nuraghe" in the Sardinian language, which derives from the basalt stones of which is built.[1]

The structure was built during the fifteenth century BC, the main tower originally reached a height of between 25 and 30 metres, making it one of the tallest structure in Bronze Age Europe. The main structure, which is made up of five towers, is protected by two secondary walls, making a total of 21 towers. The area covered by the complex is ca. 3000 square metres.[2]

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  1. Fulvia Lo Schiavo; Mario Sanges (1 January 1994). Il nuraghe Arrubiu di Orroli. C. Delfino. ISBN 978-88-7138-090-2.
  2. Massimo Rassu (31 October 2003). Shardana e Filistei in Italia: Nuove architetture in Sardegna alla fine dell'Età del Bronzo Finale (XII-XI secolo a.C.). Massimo Rassu. pp. 181–. ISBN 978-88-88246-43-7.

Coordinates: 39°39′45″N 9°17′51″E / 39.6624°N 9.2974°E / 39.6624; 9.2974

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