a true open museum
Numerous and omnipresent, they still seem jealous of their ancient secrets, as yet unfathomed despite the many discussions among the experts. Regarded throughout the centuries to be the work of Cyclops, Semites, Mycenaens, of the mythical Shardanas and considered mausoleums, sun temples, towers of silence or forts, they certainly represent the absolute architectural, economic and cultural expression of a population of constructors, hence their name of Nuraghi.The construction technique, achieved with rock masses laid in a dry-stone method and used for various typologies, is a patrimony common to all the Mediterranean area, but only in Sardinia does it fully express advanced architectural solutions, levels of perfection and monumentality so as to make them unique and unequalled. Simple bastions or high circular towers in their primordial stage often became, through time, articulate structures suitable for passive military defence.
The mono-tower nuraghe of Brodu (Oniferi)