The Nuragic Fort of Antigori

The Nuragic Complex of Antigori is one of the most important archaeological sites in Sardinia, since it has been the site that has shown the relations between ancient Sardinian and Mycenaeans. Digested in 1982 by Maria Luisa Ferrarese Ceruti and in 1994 by Roberta Relli, was recently the object of a new excavation campaign that brought to light the monumental portal of the fortress and discovered the existence of a new tower.

The complex of Antigori consists of a fortification of circular towers and rectangular wall curtains that, by incorporating the natural rock spikes, culminated in the summit of the hill on which there was an abode and nuragic towers. The entrance to the complex, recently released from the collapse material and reemerged thanks to a new excavation campaign, had to lead to the summit of the relief.

Only a few parts of the entire original complex are visible today. The first, tower C, circular plant, which keeps the room "tholos" with room scale. The second is the entrance to the South Fortress. The third, the so-called compartment A, which is located behind the curtain N. In the compartment A of a quadrangular plant (m 3,20 x 2,20) and with entrance eastwards, the walls E and O are made up of rock alive, while those N and S are made with medium size blocks. The stratigraphic excavations of Maria Luisa Ferrarese Ceruti, especially those in compartment A, have returned numerous mycenean ceramics in association with that nuragic, as evidence of the relationship between the two civilizations.

The nuraghe is located on the hill of Antigori, east of Sarroch, strategically dominating the Capoterra mountains and the Cagliaritan bay, not far from the nuraghe of Sa Domu and S'Orcu. To reach the site from Cagliari, cross the crossroads to Capoterra, continue on to the 17.4 km, turn right, on a paved road without directions, and immediately to the left on a dirt road to go for about 200 m ; then turn left again into another carriageway, for another 200 meters uphill. You walk up the hill, at the top of which rises the Nuraghic fortification. 

To know more:
  • Il complesso nuragico Antigori di Sarroch, Comune di Sarroch, (LINK
  • Pubblicazione scavi Nuraghe Antigori, Sarroch, di Angelo Pani, (LINK
  • Sarroch villaggio nuragico di Antigori, di Angelo Vinci (LINK
  • Nuraghe Antigori, Wikipedia (LINK)

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