Nuraghi

Ancient Sardinian large, towerlike structures, generally associated with villages, built on hilltops, and having tapering sides and corbel-vaulted interior spaces. The purpose and function of the structures is not entirely understood.

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Ancient Sardinian towerlike structures, dating from the Bronze and Iron Ages; generally associated with villages, built on hilltops, and having tapering sides and corbel-vaulted interior spaces. Many are large, but others are small. The purpose and function of the structures are not entirely understood; among the possible uses are location markers, religious temples, rulers' residences, military strongholds, or meeting halls.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005727. The J. Paul Getty Trust.