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Inside the vestibule, the religious ritual reserved to the priest or priestess took place, and offers were also made. The staircase helped to draw the water: sacred and of common use, this acted as the intermediary between the outer world and the underground one of the gods. E. E. ), which was followed by the establishment of colonies along its south-western coast, notably Nora (which has returned the most ancient Semitic inscription on the Island), Sulki (currently, Sant’Antioco), Tharros (Cabras), and Carales (Cagliari).

G. g. Su Tempiesu at Orune, Santa Cristina at Paulilatino), burial sites known as ‘giants tombs’ and, from a plastic point of view, not only with the tiny bronze sculptures of warriors, vessels, female figures of the Mother Goddess or of priestesses (currently exhibited mainly at the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari), but also with the monumental stone statuary, documented by the sculptures of Monte Prama in the Oristano region. In the vicinity of Barumini, a town of the Marmilla region, is one of the most famous and important archaeological sites of Sardinia: the nuraghe Su Nuraxi.

Porto Torres is a small town giving onto the Gulf of the Asinara, along the northern coast of the Island. E. with the name of Turris Libisonis, it experienced during the Imperial Age a significant agricultural, commercial and maritime development. The remains of the Roman settlement are located in the 49 western part of the current town and include the thermal baths, the bridge that still nowadays crosses the Rio Mannu, and the archaeological remains housed in the Antiquarium Turritano. After a period of decline, the town regained its vitality with the rise of the maritime Republics of Pisa and Genoa, and later flourished under the Judicate of Torres as a site of the Turritan diocese.

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