Li Mizzani Giants' Tomb

Provincia di Sassari, Italy

Probably dating from the Middle Bronze Age (1600-1300 BC), Li Mizzani Giants' Tomb is among the few in the island that has retained the stele in its original upright position, 2.8 meters high.The Tomb of Giants Li Mizzani has an external width of 2.45 m. About 300 meters from the grave, to the left of a country house, is less than the perimeter wall and the entrance of the dolmen Luchia; near you you can also see the remains of a nuragic village.


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Founded: 1600-1300 BC
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Italy


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maciej sapkowski (11 months ago)
maciej sapkowski (11 months ago)
Giovanni Lupaldi (14 months ago)
Not much to see, really
Giovanni Lupaldi (14 months ago)
Not much to see, really
Roberto Buzzi (15 months ago)
These mysterious tombs carry you back in time. For the believers this site in particular has a healing energy....
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