Nuragus

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Nuragus
Comune di Nuragus
Panorama of Nuragus
Panorama of Nuragus
Location of Nuragus
Nuragus is located in Italy
Nuragus
Nuragus
Location of Nuragus in Sardinia
Nuragus is located in Sardinia
Nuragus
Nuragus
Nuragus (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 39°47′N 9°2′E / 39.783°N 9.033°E / 39.783; 9.033
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSouth Sardinia
FrazioniLixius
Government
 • MayorGiovanni Daga
Area
 • Total19.9 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
Elevation
359 m (1,178 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total901
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Nuraghesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
08030
Dialing code0782
WebsiteOfficial website

Nuragus (Latin: Valentia[3]) is a small town[4], 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.

Nuragus borders the following municipalities: Genoni, Gesturi, Isili, Laconi, Nurallao.

Archaeology[edit]

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.[5] The find was published by Luigi Pigorini in 1904.[5] Ingots from Serra Ilixi are on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Cagliari.[4]

Between Nuragus and Nurallao there is the Giants' tomb of Aiodda, also from the Nuragic era.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 48.
  4. ^ a b c Official tourism website of Sardinia. Town Nuragus, (c) Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Assessorato del Turismo, Artigianato e Commercio. Accessed July 2018.
  5. ^ a b 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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