Noeddale Necropolis

Ossi, Italy

The Noeddale Necropolis is a pre-Nuragic complex, situated on the outskirts of the town of Ossi, facing the Sae valley. It is composed of six hypogeic tombs, among the greatest examples of funerary architecture, of the Ozieri culture. Among these the so-called 'Tomba della Casa', one of the most complex Domus de Janas in Sardinia, with its 11 rooms preceded by a dromos (an entrance passage); The name “della casa” (literally of the house) comes from the internal wall decorations, which reproduce the roofs of homes of that time, with a double-sloped ceiling typical of the recent Neolithic. It is also worth mentioning the so-called 'Tomba delle Spirali', with six rooms, characterised by the presence of typical decorative elements of Sardinian funerary art: taurine protomes, false doors, and spiral motifs.



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SP97, Ossi, Italy
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Founded: 3200-2800 BCE
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Italy


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Este (4 years ago)
Katia Siotto (4 years ago)
Site free of charge and within the village of ossi, easily accessible even if poorly marked (follow the sign you find in ossi and not googlemaps because it leads to the middle of the road) Very beautiful Domus, with engravings and structure reminiscent of the hut. Too bad there is not much control, some are collapsing, some are vandalized and others are full of water .. But overall they deserve to be seen ..
Salvatore Piredda (4 years ago)
Beautiful testimony of the Domus de Janas, among the most beautiful in Sardinia
Vittorio Murgia (4 years ago)
Fantastic place full of history
Severino Prina (4 years ago)
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