They are huge and massive, they have concentric magic eyes that transmit power and mystery, able to tell the story of an ancient land, Sardinia. They are the Giants of Mont’e Prama, an army of nuragic anthropomorphic sculptures, 2 meters high and carved in sandstone.
The Sinis Peninsula gives birth to majestic Giants of Mont’e Prama
Fragmented into numerous pieces, Giants of Mont’e Prama were found in March 1974 in Sinis Peninsula, province of Oristano, in central-western Sardinia. Fragments of Giants of Mont’e Prama have been stored for thirty years in the repositories of the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari. Only in 2005, researchers and archaeologists could eventually resume their work in “Mont’e Prama” the area of Sinis, near the pond of Cabras. They could combine 5000 fragments in 28 statues consisting of archers, warriors, boxers, and “nuraghe” models.
National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari: Let your mind wander by Giants of Mont’e Prama
If you come to Cagliari, don’t miss the exhibition dedicated to the “Kolossoi”,as the important Sardinian archaeologist Giovanni Lilliu used to call the Giants of Mont’e Prama. The exhibition, on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari, is engaging and interactive. You can admire Giants in original way thanks to a multimedia system, that allows you to observe sculptures’ details.
The National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari waits for you from Tuesday to Sunday, 9 – 13 and 15 – 19 (wintertime) 16 – 20 (summer time).
Let your mind wander by cultural beauties of Cagliari with Sardegna Magica: book online your walking tour accompanied by a guide who will reveal the secrets of the city.