|Comune di Nuragus|
Panorama of Nuragus
|• Mayor||Giovanni Daga|
|• Total||19.9 km2 (7.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||359 m (1,178 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Nuragus (Latin: Valentia) is a small town, in administrative terms a comune (municipality), in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian autonomous region of Sardinia, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of the local capital Cagliari.
Copper trade originating in the eastern Mediterranean in the Bronze Age kingdom of Alashiya (probably Cyprus) reached as far west as Sardinia, where five typical oxhide ingots were first turned up by a plough in 1857, at the foot of a demolished nuraghe called Serra Ilixi by locals. The find was published by Luigi Pigorini in 1904. Ingots from Serra Ilixi are on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Cagliari.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 48.
- Official tourism website of Sardinia. Town Nuragus, (c) Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Assessorato del Turismo, Artigianato e Commercio. Accessed July 2018.
- Lo Schiavo, Fulvia (2017). Jean MacIntosh Turfa, ed. The Western Mediterranean before the Etruscans. The Etruscan World. Routledge Worlds (1 ed.). Routledge. pp. 202–203. ISBN 9781138060357. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
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- Official website, with useful links under "Il paese", including useful addresses, history, archaeology and cultural heritage, festivals, churches etc. In Italian. Accessed July 2018.
- Nuragus at the official tourism website of Sardinia, with plenty of historical and archaeological information. Accessed July 2018.
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