Giganti di Mont’e Prama exhibition in Cagliari: last weeks left to see them

  • Published: 7-08-2015
  • Category: Events

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It’s an exhibition that was inaugurated on 22th March 2014 and that achieved great success among history enthusiasts or just simple visitors. And there are just few weeks left to admire it.  The Giganti di Mont’e Prama will be exposed in the Archeological museum of Cagliari until 30th September 2015.

Just few weeks to admire one of the most extraordinary archeological treasures that Sardinia has to offer to its visitors. In fact, the Giganti di Mont’e Prama  are the only statues created during the Nuragica civilization that we have discovered.

The Kolossi (this is the name the archeologist Giovanni Lilliu called them with) are statues sculpted in the local red sandstone. Their height varies from 2 to 2.5 meters. Statues that were rediscovered broke into thousands of pieces: 5.178 pieces, including 15 heads, 27 busts, 174 fragments of arms, 143 fragments of legs, 784 fragments of shields.

Depending on the method of dating used, Kolossoi were sculpted between the IX and the XI century b.C.. The name Giganti di Mont’e Prama comes from the locality (Mont’e Prama, in Sinis di Cabras) where they were found in March 1974.

The exhibition will be open, as said before, until 30th September. And admiring the Giganti di Mont’e Prama is an occasion you shouldn’t miss during your holiday in Cagliari: you’ll have the chance to discover the ancient history of Sardinia capital city, giving a touch of history and culture to your holiday.

 

Image source: Flickr.com/photos/steci86

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