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Su Nuraxi di Barumini is a Bronze Age site in Sardinia that is recognised as a World Heritage Site. Su Nuraxi di Barumini protects the archeological site of megalithic edifices known as nuraghe. These structures resemble conical beehives made of stones. They can be as high as twenty meters.


Su Nuraxi di Barumini in Sardinia, Italy
Su Nuraxi di Barumini in Sardinia, Italy
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Su Nuraxi di Barumini is a complex of defensive towers. They were reinforced during the first half of the 1st millennium due to pressure from attacks. Today these edifices in Barumini are the best preserved example of this type of prehistoric architecture.

Su Nuraxi di Barumini was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 21st session of the World Heritage Committee in Naples, Italy, on 1 - 6 December, 1997.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 39 42 21 E 8 59 29
Inscription Year: 1997
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III, IV
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