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The Nuragic village of Palmavera and Sant Imbeni: photos, description (Complesso nuragico di Palmavera and Sant Imbenia)

The Nuragic village of Palmavera and Sant Imbeni - one of the most interesting monuments of history and archeology near the city of Alghero on Sardinia island.

Nuraghe, which in Sardinia there are more than seven thousand, - one of the most significant monuments of the ancient megalithic cultures of the Western Mediterranean, and the Palmavera village is one of the most important monuments of the Nuragic civilization on the island. The structure is dated 15-8-th centuries BC, the Nuraghe are divided into two towers built of huge blocks of limestone and Sandstone, and surrounded by a wall and settlement, consisting of about 150-200 huts (well preserved only 50). Used in the construction of various equipment that say about the skill of the members of this wonderful and still largely mysterious civilization. Palmavera is located at the foot of the homonymous hill, 1.5 km from the coast.

No less interesting is the village of Sant Imbeni, located in the Bay of Porto Conte, is the oldest of the Phoenician sea port of call of the vessel in all of Sardinia. Only in the 14th century BC it became an important transport hub, what you say found here of the ancient Greek and Phoenician pottery and amphora full of bronze ingots. The Nuraghe is located right in the centre of important trade routes of its time, remained an important hub until the end of the 7th century BC, still under excavations.

Just a few metres from Sant Imania you can see the ruins of an ancient Roman Villa of Porto Conte is a typical Villa built for relaxation and the use of rich agricultural and marine areas. The Villa consists of two buildings: the residential part consists of richly decorated rooms with frescoes, stuccoes, mosaics, marble, and so-called economic part consisted of warehouses, kitchens, rooms, workers, etc. To the North of the Villa are the ruins of the thermal baths. The whole complex is located in that part of the Bay of Porto Conte, which the Romans called Portus Nympharum.