Cornia Nou Talayots

Mahón, Spain

Cornia Nou is a settlement dating from the Talayotic period (1000-750 B.C.) with two well preserved talayots of different types. The oldest and most spectacular is circular and measures around 26 metres in diameter, an impressive monument. It has a building in the facade with access at ground level; an inside passageway ascends to a set of steps leading up to the upper platform of the talayot.The other talaiot is considerably smaller and has a distinctive feature of a passageway covered with stone slabs crossing its diameter and joined to a wall. Excavation work carried out in 2007 uncovered the remains of pottery items dating from the post-Talayotic period in the 3rd century B.C. Plus, near the site there is a large Islamic necropolis with burial chambers carved out of the rock, which supports the hypothesis that rural settlements from the Muslim period were built on top of the sites from the Talayotic period.



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Founded: 1000-750 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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Fernando Garcia (16 months ago)
Uno de los muchos momentos talayóticos de la isla de Menorca.
Ale Bazzano (16 months ago)
Es magnífico! Construido para impresionar!
Antonio Pijuan (17 months ago)
César de los Ríos (17 months ago)
Viaje en el tiempo... merece la visita si te gusta el tema, claro. Magic and time-travelling!!
Michael Turtle (4 years ago)
Quite an interesting Talaiotic ruin that shows you how they constructed tall towers. It's easily accessible (and free) through a gate from the street - but not very well signposted. It's one of the closest sites to Mahon.
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