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Loelle

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<b>Loelle</b>Posted by salsImage © sals
Latitude:40° 34' 4.59" N
Longitude:   9° 18' 59.38" E

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<b>Loelle</b>Posted by sals

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On the 389 from Bitti to Budduso, you can't, and indeed shouldn't, miss this one.

The site has good information boards and the section further from the road has stone tables and benches, ideal for a picnic.

There's the remains of round huts around the nuraghe, the nuraghe itself - stunning! - and two tombas to be found here.
sals Posted by sals
27th May 2008ce
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Loelle I (Tomba di Giganti) — Fieldnotes

Nuraghe Loelle is at a cross roads; diagonally opposite it, right up against the (minor) road, you'll find the first tomba di gigante associated with the settlement here.

It's a tiny little one! Yet impressive. The esedra consists now of 5 stones, pale at the bottom and grey at the top, with a distinct bench along the front as we'd seen at many of sites.

The corridor leads back towards the road, its inner edges well defined but the outer part of the tomb only really visible on its right hand side.
sals Posted by sals
28th May 2008ce

Loelle II (Tomba di Giganti) — Fieldnotes

From Loelle I, there's a track into the woods with a series of stones set upright to mark the way. It's 215 paces to the second tomb - the grid reference might by slightly off, but the path takes you there. It's hidden in the trees, and is difficult to photograph!

You approach the rear of the tomb first, but round the front it's possible to make out at least the left hand wing of the esedra. The corridor is clearly defined with an end stone in place.
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28th May 2008ce

Nuraghe Loelle — Fieldnotes

By this point in our trip, we were fairly well "nuraghe'd out" and had ignored many over the previous few days. They are everywhere! But this is a curious construction.

It's built into a rocky outcrop, and there's a side entrance to a cave underneath.

The main entrance leads to stairs winding round to the right, and reaching the first floor level above the doorway. A second flight goes up to the top, and a passage way ahead leads to a room with two niches in the wall, and then a very impressive second flight of stairs back down again - leading currently nowhere, but possibly a way into the now inaccessible main chamber of the nuraghe.

Climbing to the top gives a great view of the rest of the settlement, and the cows grazing in the field.
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27th May 2008ce

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