Knew the megalithic yard
Visit the homelands of the LBK
Around 5100 or so, towards the end of the Middle Neolithic, the classical AVK descended into a complex of pronounced local groups called the Szakálhát-Esztár-Bükk, which flourished about 5260-4880:
40 degree latitude
The domus de janas are witness to the antiquity of the Sardinian civilization and the exuberance of a culture that has always lived in close contact with the territory.
The popular imagination has always wanted to answer carved stone structures scattered throughout the territory of Sardinia , forming legends that continue to fascinate. These structures have been inhabited by supernatural creatures: the "khans". According to different versions of legends, Janas become delicate and subtle ugly fairies or witches come out of hiding, "the domus de janas" , the houses of the fairies, just overnight.
Besides the charm of an old story, archeology tells another histora. Domus Janas, in fact, have been identified as extraordianarios examples of the underground burial of pre - nuragic civilization. Dating from the culture of Ozieri to Beaker and is thought to be built around 3400 e il 2700 BC . The walls of these artificial caves are often decorated with symbolic and magical reliefs, red ocher.
Throughout the Sardinian territory have been more than 1,000 domus de Janas . A large concentration of them a true and proper necropolis, is the site of Anghelu Ruju , near Alghero . Is caracteriadas di 36 tombs with reliefs shaped bull 's head. Another important center is the Sant'Andrea Piru , near Bonorva . There we find the so - called 'Tomba del capo': a domus 18 ahabitaciones, during a Roman and Byzantine occupation transforms into church.
Other examples of domus de janas found in other Sardinian towns: Pimentel , Villaperuccio , Ittiri , Sedini and Porto Torres .
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