The Giants Tomb of Li Lolghi | Arzachena, Sardegna, Italy

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.

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who has lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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22 Responses to The Giants Tomb of Li Lolghi | Arzachena, Sardegna, Italy

  1. janice says:

    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!

  2. Debra Kolkka says:

    We missed this one, but found a few others…..fascinating.

  3. Interesting. Have not seen these ones, but heard about them.

  4. thirdeyemom says:

    I am always so amazed by how much Sardinia has to offer! I would love to check it out someday!

  5. Jo Bryant says:

    Oh aren’t they amazing – thank you for sharing them. Sardinia is so surprising…though I guess most places are if you really look.

  6. Madhu says:

    This looks so wonderful! Definitely a place i would like to wander to someday 🙂

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  8. 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

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Fascinating, Jennifer–thanks!

  10. dating says:

    Hi, thanks for sharing.

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