Necropolis of Mesu 'e Montes

Province of Sassari, Italy

The Necropolis of Mesu 'e Montes complex consists of 18 domus de Janas (type of pre-Nuragic chamber tombs in Sardinia). The site dates from the Neolithic to Middle Bronze Age. Of particular note, tombs I and II with 12 chambers each, decorated with a variety of features, a ceiling reproducing a gabled roof and a circular hearth sculpted into the floor; and tombs III, IV and XVI, all of architectural interest, with a curved stele in the centre of the exedra. 

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Founded: 3000 BCE
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Italy

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giovanna mastino (2 years ago)
one discovery after another! an enchanting place
Giuseppe Murgia (2 years ago)
The three stars are for the lack of signage ... to get on the site and for the state of neglect of the same "sin" .... for the rest I must say that the necropolis is beautiful ... made up in some tombs XIII to visit them you need to relax and once inside you will realize that there the time has stopped .... I advise!
Layledda (2 years ago)
Leaving the SP97, take a concrete road for a few hundred meters and you will reach a well-kept and welcoming area where you can take a walk or a picnic. On the left you will find stone salt pans that will lead you directly to the necropolis. The tombs are numbered. Don't miss tomb II with a very special hearth and bull horns on the walls and pillars. Going further you will find one of the most beautiful elevations I have ever seen with evident grooves for the three betilini on the top. Also fantastic is the glance on the surrounding nature.
Vincenzo Rampinelli (3 years ago)
Very suggestive place, true "Soul" of Sardinia. RECOMMENDATION: take a pile with you to see the incisions inside the caves, especially those in Tomb 2, recognizable by the small square entrance. And don't be afraid of the swarms of little flies present: they do nothing!
mario sassari (3 years ago)
To see absolutely. Easy to find and with ample parking near the entrance. Various types of domus, simple and with an architectural elevation. The climb to reach the necropolis is easy and pleasant. Area also suitable for a cultural outing with a packed lunch.
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