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    Tharros, an ancient open-air museum

    The ancient ruins of Tharros are located in the south-west coast of Sardinia, on the extreme offshoot of the Sinai Peninsula, 44 Km from Oristano. Archaeological Tharros can be visited every day of the year, paying an entrance fee.

    Sardinia tourism: history of Tharros

    Unknown the exact time of its foundation, however, the most accepted theory tells that Tharros was founded by the Phoenicians in the eighth century BC. There are some information about the period of abandonment of the village, around 1070 BC when the population, due to constant pirate attacks, moved into the interior, giving rise to the current Oristano.

    Sardinia tourism: visit the ruins of Tharros

    Tharros is an open-air museum, the remains of three ancient civilizations: Phoenician, Punic and Roman. The Phoenicians created a rich and vital town, of which there are left some remains, in particular the sanctuary of Tophet, an altar dedicated to human sacrifice. Later, the Romans reused the stones of the sanctuary to build a small amphitheatre. The Romans dismantled other Punic buildings: the ancient defensive bastions were converted into a cemetery, while the sandstone streets were replaced with paving in basalt. The Romans also built a Roman aqueduct and the Castellum Acquaes for the supply of fresh water in the city. In the center of Tharros are the most important structures, such as the three temples found inside the walls of which remain today only the floor and two columns carved in relief, rising high in the sky and represent the iconic image of Tharros. Imagine Tharros as a town full of life, evidenced by the remains of houses and shops constructed by fitting large blocks of stone. Far from the town, as well as the Spanish tower of San Giovanni, you can see the remains of a Punic necropolis, where are still visible the sandstone caves.

    On Sardegna Magica you can book online guided tour to Tharros, an excursion in one of the most beautiful places in Sardinia.

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