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The Torrean civilization was a civilization that developed in Corsica, in the area south of Ajaccio, during the second half of the 2nd millennium BC. The characteristic building of this culture is the "Torre" (Tower), the Corsican version of the Sardinian "Nuraghe", although the torri were smaller and less impressive than the nuraghes. According to some scholars the Nuragic civilization and the Torrean civilization were the same.
The Torrean people are probably identifiable with the Corsi, a people that lived in Corsica and north-east Sardinia during Roman times, described as one of the main ethnic group of the islands together with the Iliensi and the Balari of Sardinia.
One of the main sites of the pre-Torrean and Torrean period is that of Filitosa. Other important sites include:
- Casteddu d'Araghju, Porto Vecchio.
- Torré, Porto Vecchio.
- Ceccia, Porto-Vecchio.
- Casteddu di Tappa, Porto-Vecchio.
- Castellu di Cucuruzzu, Levie.
- Terrina IV, Aleria.
- Strette, Barbaggio.
Statue menhir from Palaggiu
- Giovanni Ugas - "L'alba dei Nuraghi" - 2006.
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