The Giants Tomb of Li Lolghi – Tomba dei giganti di li Lolghi.
The tomb of the giants is an enormous Sardinian gallery grave. Built during the bronze age by the Nuraghic civilization, it shows the true strength of the Sardinian people during the megalithic period.
Popular folklore holds that these tombs were the burial site for giants that once dominated the mountainous lands in western Sardinia. The average Sardinian is small in stature, thus leading archaeologists to believe that these tombs were instead used as a site for massive and multiple burials.
Over 350 tombs have been found scattered throughout the island. The small arced entrance at the bottom of the stone slab is not a door leading into the massive grave. It’s a passage way for the spirits whom rest in Li Lolghi.
The Nuraghic civilization dates back to 1500 B.C and no trip to Sardinia would be complete without seeing a true testament of the Nuraghic civilization.
Built over 4500 years ago, Li Lolghi is Sardinia’s largest Giants Tomb.
This is somewhere I would like to rest in … in my future.
At roughly 5 meters tall in the center and over 30 meters in length, Li Lolghi is truly the resting ground of giants.
Hi, thanks for sharing.
Thank you! It was such a wonderful morning exploring this ancient area! I would do it again in a heart beat.
Very cool… first shot looks like a stegasaurus’s back… hee hee. The one with your shadow is erie and gave me chills as I read it! Like a soul really was escaping :0
Thanks, I would really love to go back one day. It was such a nice morning and I just loved the tombs!
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This looks so wonderful! Definitely a place i would like to wander to someday 🙂
It was really a wonderful morning wandering around, I want to go back daily!
Oh aren’t they amazing – thank you for sharing them. Sardinia is so surprising…though I guess most places are if you really look.
Sardinia is really an amazing place. Lots of hidden wonders.
It certainly seems that way…adding it to my bucket list as we speak…hehe
Maybe we should have a blogging conference in Sardinia! 😉
That sounds like a plan to me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am always so amazed by how much Sardinia has to offer! I would love to check it out someday!
Nicole you are welcome anytime you can make it! I would love to give you a grand ole tour of Sardinia. 🙂
Interesting. Have not seen these ones, but heard about them.
It was a nice early morning drive, about an hour and 15 from our house. Lots of windy roads, but it was great to get out of the house.
I had expected them to be much larger!
We missed this one, but found a few others…..fascinating.
We explored this entire area today! There is so much to discover here! It was a great morning.
Love the archeology, thanks for posting this. My personal faves in Sardegna are the tombs, have thousnds of photos of them, and I never tire of seeing them!