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La Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju

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Address: Strada Provinciale 42 dei Due Mari, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
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+39 079 994 4394

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Remains of ancient graves. Reallky interesting

You have to walk around the site, everything is underground. Artificial caves used for graves, most not very deep. From a distance it only seems a flat field. We found it... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

You have to walk around the site, everything is underground. Artificial caves used for graves, most not very deep. From a distance it only seems a flat field. We found it interesting, but we are interested in archeology

Thank RobertNo
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

A lot more could be made of this site. In typical Italian fashion, the majority of the information on the tombs is written in very technical language, and does not give a vivid picture of what the site was like

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I love ancient history, but this was sadly lacking. You're basically just looking at a few holes in the ground. You're asked not to climb down for a further look so you were left reading an info board and looking at a diagram of the grave site. Only took 30 mins to look round and I think it only took... More 

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I'm really into this stuff, but the interpretation here left even me unmoved. Don't get me wrong, the reality of this incredible Copper Age assemblage of mausoleums is breathtaking, but to make sense of it needs more than a set of minimal descriptions of the tombs. Why not whack the price up to, say €10 and nicest in some background... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Hundreds of years of burial history right under your feet and you get to get real close to examine the tombs yourself. Great signs at every tomb, real informational and the bookshop at the entrance has some great books if you like to read some more about the excavations, archaeological research on the island and specifically this necropolis.

Thank seolram
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We walked up from Alghero, but the address/directions in TripAdvisor are not correct - says it's about 1 mile from town - but it's not! So had to give up - Google Maps puts it much further away - so if you have a car you'll be ok!

Thank ChrisJB59
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Went here with Naturalghero. There are so many different tombs with great levels of preservation, although some of the more delicate carving of the bulls head is very difficult to see. I'm an archaeologist and could waffle on for 1000's of words about the importance, similarities with other sites and pure sexiness of the Site. But I won't. Go there... More 

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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Not many places like this in such a good shape. 5000 years old tombs. Definitely would advise to visit this nekropolis. It is cheap.

Thank C z
Paisley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

We were traveling in Sardinia during the low season so we didn't expect that many of the archeological sites to be open, but were pleasantly surprised to find Anghelu Ruju open. The "domus de jamas" (Houses of the Fairies) provide an interesting view into the far past. Each of the tombs is carved in a manner that mimics a house... More 

Thank ruadh_grian
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

38 tombs carved into the rock known as domus de janas date back from 3000 BC. In some of the chambers you can make out the sculptural décor. Its possible to crawl into the bigger of the chambers. The audio guide is very informative.

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