Our journey now takes us to the Nuraghe Santu Antine. A visit to this site certainly leaves its mark – an experience both physical and intellectual.
This monument begins to speak to us from far off – it is set on a large flat area offering far-reaching views. Other similar monuments are to be seen in the distance. But this nuraghe stands out for its imposing size and refined construction technique. As we gradually approach it we note its details: the regularity of the structure, its architectural strength. It comprises a central main tower encircled by curtain walls with three smaller towers. The structure is built in basalt blocks, irregular and imposing at the base and progressively smaller and more accurately shaped towards the summit. The main tower once had three floors, with covered corridors which originally wound through the three levels (today only two remain, the second only in part) linking among them the three perimeter towers and connected by cross-cutting hallways. The main tower (keep) measures at its base 15.5 m in diameter; its current height is 17.55 m; the chamber on the second floor, of which only the base course is preserved, has in its floor a deep well-shaped storage area. Two true wells can be found in the courtyard and inside one of the towers.
The lifespan of this monument runs from the Middle Bonze Age to the Iron Age (1500 – 800 BC) but it was also in use in historic times.
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