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Su Nuraxi di Barumini
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 2nd mill.BC
Date of Inscription: 1997
Location: Europe, Italy, Sardinia, Province of Medio Campidano
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Description: A particular type of defensive structure developed during the late 2nd millennium B.C. in the Bronze Age on the island of Sardinia, it was known as nuraghi, and there is no parallel for it anywhere else in the world. The framework of the complex includes circular defensive towers shaped into truncated cones that were constructed of dressed stone, with corbel-vaulted interior chambers. The finest and most complete illustration of this remarkable form of prehistoric architecture can be found at the complex at Barumini, which was expanded and reinforced in the first half of the 1st millennium under Carthaginian pressure. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The Nuraghe /nu'rage/ is the main archaeological megalithic monument of Sardinia. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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