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Nuraghe Arrubiu

Coordinates: 39°39′45″N 9°17′51″E / 39.6624°N 9.2974°E / 39.6624; 9.2974
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Nuraghe Arrubiu
Nuraghe Arrubiu
Nuraghe Arrubiu is located in Sardinia
Nuraghe Arrubiu
Shown within Sardinia
LocationOrroli, Sardinia, Italy
PeriodsBronze Age
CulturesNuragic civilization

The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the largest nuraghes in Sardinia. It is in Orroli, in the province of South Sardinia. Its name means "red nuraghe" in the Sardinian language, which derives from the basalt stones it had been built with.[1]

Reconstruction of Nuraghe Arrubiu by Vittorio Anedda

The structure was built during the fifteenth century BC; the main tower originally reached a height of between 25 and 30 metres, making it one of the tallest structures in Bronze Age Europe. The main structure, which is made up of five towers, is protected by two secondary walls, making a total of 21 towers. The area covered by the complex is ca. 3000 square metres.[2] The nuraghe was also provided with a complex drainage system that provided the cistern with water.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lo Schiavo, Fulvia; Sanges, Mario (1 January 1994). Il nuraghe Arrubiu di Orroli. C. Delfino. ISBN 978-88-7138-090-2.
  2. ^ Rassu, Massimo (31 October 2003). Shardana e Filistei in Italia: Nuove architetture in Sardegna alla fine dell'Età del Bronzo Finale (XII–XI secolo a.C.). Massimo Rassu. pp. 181–. ISBN 978-88-88246-43-7.
  3. ^ Forte, Cash. "Il Nuraghe Arrubiu".

External links[edit]

  • Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Nuoro, Il Sarcidano: Orroli, Nuraghe Arrubiu su www.museoarcheologiconuoro.beniculturali.it. URL consultato il 16 dicembre 2014.

39°39′45″N 9°17′51″E / 39.6624°N 9.2974°E / 39.6624; 9.2974