Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju

The Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju is located near the city of Alghero in northwestern Sardinia. This archaeological site became famous with the discovery of a pre-Nuragic statuette of the Mother Goddess. It is the largest pre-Nuragic necropolis on the island, dating back to the Ozieri civilization from 3200 BC to 2400 BC. 

The man-made caves show the precocious building skills of its ancient inhabitants. Moreover, the bull sculptures on the walls and the artefacts found there indicate that these people already had a well-developed artistic sensibility.


The entrance fee is inexpensive and the site closes only on Christmas day.

Interestingly, the Necropolis was discovered within a wine estate, whose wine is now named after the archaeological site.

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