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Tomba di Giganti

<b>Imbertighe</b>Posted by salsImage © sals
Latitude:40° 12' 29.5" N
Longitude:   8° 48' 22.86" E

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I'd noticed at nearby Figu that the stele (or what was left of it) seemed chunkier than the stele at tombi further north. At Imbertighe this regional stylistic difference was confirmed to me. The stele here was chunkier too – bigger, thicker, deeper and with far deeper carving. The depth of the carving was about 9". Up north, you're lucky to get an inch.

Imbertighe still had its curved arms. Like Figu, these were constructed from big blocks rather than a line of slabs. Not much of the tomb remains – through the deep meadow grass we detected a few stones, but nothing grand.
Jane Posted by Jane
1st June 2008ce
Edited 2nd June 2008ce

Imbertighe tomba di gigante has an impressive curved esedra made of small blocks, and a relief carved stele standing 3.6m high.

The body of the tomb was originally 11.5m long, but there's very little to see of it on site. The info board says it's been destroyed; my research notes say it's still buried.
sals Posted by sals
14th May 2008ce