Li Lolghi – Giants’ Tombs – Tomba dei giganti di li Lolghi.
The tombs 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.
dear carlo, based on scientific literature, that’s a myth; Sardinians were taller in nuragic age, this is true, but they are growing taller today at the same pace as everybody else, so remaining comparatively shorter… which is nothing bad, after all…
The average stature in sardinians in the bronze age were very high if compared with the average of other europeans (anthropometric studies on skeletons found in the giant’s graves comfirmed it) and today sardinians are the population who grow faster in height in europe, small stature were a consequence of malaria as recent researches claim.
Thanks for this great information!