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Siddi, ‘Sa Domu ‘e s’Orcu’

Giants’ Tomb ‘Sa Domu ‘e s’Orcu’

Located in the archaeological area of Siddi, the Giants’ Tomb is one of the most spectacular instances of Nuragic burial architecture in Sardinia. The tomb, dating from the Middle Bronze, rises upon a spur of basaltic rock and shows a ‘row’ structure. Seen from above, the burial describes a form of taurine protome, with a central oblong body closed as a hemi-circle on the back. On the front side, accessing the burial room, two hemi-circular side wings truncated at their ends seem to embrace the visitor. The central space was reserved to rites associated to the cult and burial of the dead, probably accompanied by ritual chants and dances. The construction is encircled by sixteen nuraghi, including those of ‘Su Sensu’ and of ‘Cuccuru Bingia’.