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Giants' Tombs (Coddu Vecchiu)

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Built about 4500 years ago, this collective burial chamber is very long,...

Built about 4500 years ago, this collective burial chamber is very long, with a series of uprights that were once covered with stones and earth.

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Tombs of the giants

Coddu Vecchiu is a Giants' grave located near the Nuraghe La Prisgiona. While the name ‘Tomb of Giants’ (or Giants’ Grave) invokes images of the burial of giant human beings, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Coddu Vecchiu is a Giants' grave located near the Nuraghe La Prisgiona. While the name ‘Tomb of Giants’ (or Giants’ Grave) invokes images of the burial of giant human beings, the tombs actually have nothing to do with the burial of anyone other than regular sized people from the Nuragic civilization. According to some legends, giants were buried in these... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This tomb was built in two periods. The 'newer' part (1600-1200 BC) with the main grave and central stele being added to the older part (1800-1600 BC). It is a great sight to behold on a hill surrounded by vineyards. We paid € 11.00 each for 4 sights in the area including a colour brochure in many languages. The car... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Generally this could be interesting if some more information would be available. Generally there are just stones put in a certain order. The information is half page in English and Italian only.

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Bad Honnef, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

It is worth to pay the 4 Euros to enter the site and take some pictures of this ancient place. just one must realize that there are no inscriptions on the stones and that the place is only a partial restoration of the original settlement. Also there is no pottery or any other of the findings in the graves, those... More 

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Maracalagonis, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Again just in 2 we visited this great place. Very interesting site preserved good from the past. A guided tour given with great knowledge and enthusiasm. Worth visiting!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Quite Interesting and reasonably close to the hotel although do need a car to get there. Worth a visit.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

It's never been a giant's tomb, but it was a neolithic ostiary/funerary site. Very easy to visit - just a nice walk from the adjacent park offices (w restrooms and nice parking site). Descriptive signage is fairly faded, but Coddu Vecchio still amazes The tomb site features a huge reddish tinged central stone with a small opening low in the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Site is really well preserved and easy to access. Although it really only takes a few seconds to see the tomb (it is after all, just a well maintained 3200 year old mass grave), I like to try and think of everything that has changed (and hasn't changed) since the culture that built this monument existed. A peaceful, contemplative setting.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Interesting distraction from the beautiful beaches of Sardinia and free too. It's a monumental collective burial site of the Nuraghic Period, 1200BC. It's about a ten minute walk from the car park. We came across a couple of fairly aggressive stray dogs whilst walking back to the car. They returned to the bush when I yelled at them. Probably best... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We spent a few happy hours looking at tombs and in particular La Prisgiona, an incredible settlement about 3,600 years old and the centre of a culture of seafarers and metal smiths. An invaluable insight into the history and traditions of this astonishing place.

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