Necropolis of Montessu

Local nameNecropoli di Montessu
LocationSa Baronia/Villaperuccio, Italy

The necropolis of Montessu is an archaeological site located in the municipality of Villaperuccio, Sardinia.

The necropolis is located on the southern flanks of the hill of Sa Pranedda, a few kilometers north of Villaperuccio. Set within a large natural amphitheater, it has about forty domus de janas and is considered one of the largest and most important archaeological site of Sardinia.

Dating back to pre-Nuragic period, this burial site was used for about a millennium during which alternated the cultures of Ozieri, Abealzu-Filigosa, Monte Claro, Bell Beaker and Bonnanaro.Some domus de janas feature engraved patterns in relief such as spirals, concentric symbols and bull horns.

Tags Archaeological SiteNecropolis
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Address (Unnamed Road), 09010, Italy

Coordinates 39°7'59.7" N 8°40'3.315" E

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