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3,000 BC Domus De Janas, Tomb Carved In Stone

The tomb is hidden amonst bushes of mrtleberries and mastic. It features a corridor, a pavilion, a small quadrangular antechamber and a rectangular main room, where doorways open onto two small cells used to accommodate the dead. The pillars to the ceiling (cerefully carved double-sloped wooden roof), imitates the huts of the times. The jambs end with two slat bases, not frequent in funerary architecture of the time.

One wall is decorated with a symbolic door, carved above which are three bull-shaped protomes, god of fertility. Astoningshly, the decorations in relief are still highlighted by red paint. On the floor is a basin - a hearth or container for votive offerings.

Around the rocky outcrop, various cups and pots have been found. This is an absolute masterpiece of archaeology in Sardinia.

3,000 BC Domus De Janas, Tomb Carved In Stone

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