Sardinia is one of the most geologically ancient bodies of land in Europe and in the picturesque province of Sassari lays the prehistoric, megalithic, ziggurat of Monte d’Accoddi.
The largest and only one in Europe.
This megalithic structure dates back to 4000 – 3,650 BC, and was just discovered fifty-nine years ago! It’s been described as an altar, temple or step pyramid.
Reconstruction of the altar started in the 80′s with commission to re-build the top-level of the altar and the straightening of the menhir, which was found on its side.
Monte d’Accoddi, Sardegna, Italia
Menhir, Monte d’Accoddi
The gigantic oval stone “was brought to the site years after the altar was discovered in 1954.” Said someone at the site.
Oval stone at Monte d’Accoddi
I’m left questioning … “what was really going on at this giant prehistoric altar?”
To me, the menhir symbolizes strength within a society – man, whereas the oval stone is the entrance to the gateway of life – woman.
What do you think?
Ponder this while you take in the view from the top of Monte d’Accoddi.
What happened at Monte d’Accoddi?
P.S. Sardinia not just breathtaking beaches and emerald coasts.