Su Murrone Necropolis

Chiaramonti, Italy

Su Murrone Necropolis dates originally from the Neolithic age (around 3200 BCE), but it was reused in the Bronze Age.  It consists of three domus de janas, type of pre-Nuragic chamber tombs found in Sardinia.

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Chiaramonti, Italy
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Founded: 3200 BCE
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Italy

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Ivano Di Stefano (7 months ago)
This archaeological site is located in the municipality of Chiaramonti, in the province of Sassari. It is a complex of underground burials dating back to the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. The tombs are carved into the rock and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are simple chambers, while others are more elaborate and feature corridors, alcoves and pillars. The tombs are decorated with engravings and paintings depicting scenes from daily life, animals and religious symbols. It is an important site that offers a valuable contribution to the knowledge of the Nuragic culture of Sardinia. It is a fascinating and mysterious place that captivates visitors of all ages. These Domus are truly incredible .... very very interesting, especially when, despite the "free" entrance, there is a nice information sign ... Well done ... Too bad that some are full of water, but the show is guaranteed for everyone, or for those like me, who like to sneak inside them and let themselves be carried away by sensations and imaginations ... Really recommended
Matteo Losito (11 months ago)
Very interesting dig site, shame that's not better signposted. You can crawl inside the actual tombs!
Anna Lepri (2 years ago)
I was expecting something less, however .... really interesting, like others visited perhaps more famous. There is no ticket, no queue. It would deserve some didactic information to help the visitor to know, but we know today there is the INTERNET.
Anna Sidhe (2 years ago)
There are 3 Domus dating back to the pre-Nuragic period of the late Neolithic. They used to reproduce the same structure inside the tomb as the houses of the time, placing objects and food to accompany and "comfort" the dead on their otherworldly "journey". Small archaeological site with free admission, well signposted, with a nearby parking area. A sign provides the historical explanation. It is worth the visit only if you are already passing through the area.
Sasa Sieht (2 years ago)
An impressive necropolis. If you are agile, you should definitely crawl into the main tomb to be impressed by the interior.
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