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Nuraghe Lighei


<b>Nuraghe Lighei</b>Posted by salsImage © sals
Latitude:40° 10' 55.41" N
Longitude:   8° 54' 21.52" E

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<b>Nuraghe Lighei</b>Posted by sals


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An impressive looking monotower nuraghe north west of Sedillo. It's 8.2m tall with a diameter of 14m.

My research notes describe it as being constructed from red basalt; the easterly entrance has a niche to one side and steps to the left leading to the (destroyed) upper level, and leads through to a prefect tholos chamber (5.3m diameter, 7m tall) with 3 niches arranged to form a cruciform with the entrance passage.

However, the field and particularly the area around the nuraghe had the largest, most brutal, thistles we'd seen so far, so we viewed from a distance but had a look around the field and the vicinity to see if we could see its associated tomba - we couldn't.
sals Posted by sals
24th May 2008ce