Statues of Monte Prama Calgiari and Cabras, Sardinia

The statues of Monte Prama, called also Giants of Monte Prama even that they are standing about 2 meters high, found in 1974 near the village of Cabras on the west coast of Sardinia, Italy, include archers and wrestlers carved in sandstone probably between the ninth and eight centuries BC (it was prior to the foundation of Rome!).
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Ancient Nuragic warriors The statues date back Nuragic, bronze age, between the eleventh and ninth century B.C.

La mostra del mese – I Giganti di Monte Prama tornano a Cabras

Ancient Nuragic warriors The statues date back Nuragic, bronze age, between the eleventh and ninth century B.C.

Ancient Nuragic warriors The statues date back Nuragic, bronze age, between the eleventh and ninth century B.C.

La mostra del mese – I Giganti di Monte Prama tornano a Cabras

Ancient Nuragic warriors The statues date back Nuragic, bronze age, between the eleventh and ninth century B.C.

Eight years of reconstruction have produced 25 of 33 original Mediterranean stone warrior sculptures.  Originally carved 2700 years ago, this smaller army predates China’s Terracotta Army and is the “only group of sculpted life-sized warriors ever found in Europe.”  (via Prehistoric cybermen? Sardinia’s lost warriors rise from the dust - Archaeology - Science - The Independent)

Eight years of reconstruction have produced 25 of 33 original Mediterranean stone warrior sculptures. Originally carved 2700 years ago, this smaller army predates China’s Terracotta Army and is the “only group of sculpted life-sized warriors ever found in Europe.” (via Prehistoric cybermen? Sardinia’s lost warriors rise from the dust - Archaeology - Science - The Independent)

The Giants of Monte Prama are a group of 32 (or 40) statues with a height of up to 2.5 m, found in 1974 near Cabras, in the province of Oristano. They depict warriors, archers, wrestlers, models of nuraghe and boxers with shield and armed glove. They date to around the 10th-8th centuries BC.

The Giants of Monte Prama are a group of 32 (or 40) statues with a height of up to 2.5 m, found in 1974 near Cabras, in the province of Oristano. They depict warriors, archers, wrestlers, models of nuraghe and boxers with shield and armed glove. They date to around the 10th-8th centuries BC.

The archaeological site of Monte Prama (town of Cabras, OR) in Sardinia is one of the most impressive sculptures of the ancient world, consisting of at least 28 colossal statues of warriors of age nuragica and 16 models of dolmen, dating from approximately the second half of the eighth century. B.C.

The archaeological site of Monte Prama (town of Cabras, OR) in Sardinia is one of the most impressive sculptures of the ancient world, consisting of at least 28 colossal statues of warriors of age nuragica and 16 models of dolmen, dating from approximately the second half of the eighth century. B.C.

Giganti di Monte Prama - Cabras, Sardinia, Sardegna, Nuragic Age

Giganti di Monte Prama - Cabras, Sardinia, Sardegna, Nuragic Age

The archaeological site of Monte Prama (town of Cabras, OR) in Sardinia is one of the most impressive sculptures of the ancient world, consisting of at least 28 colossal statues of warriors of age nuragica and 16 models of dolmen, dating from approximately the second half of the eighth century. B.C.

The archaeological site of Monte Prama (town of Cabras, OR) in Sardinia is one of the most impressive sculptures of the ancient world, consisting of at least 28 colossal statues of warriors of age nuragica and 16 models of dolmen, dating from approximately the second half of the eighth century. B.C.

The Giants of Monte Prama are a group of 32 (or 40) statues with a height of up to 2.5 m, found in 1974 near Cabras, in the province of Oristano. They depict warriors, archers, wrestlers, models of nuraghe and boxers with shield and armed glove. They date to around the 10th-8th centuries BC.  They feature disc-shaped eyes and eastern-like garments. The statues probably depicted mythological heroes, guarding a sepulchre.

The Giants of Monte Prama are a group of 32 (or 40) statues with a height of up to 2.5 m, found in 1974 near Cabras, in the province of Oristano. They depict warriors, archers, wrestlers, models of nuraghe and boxers with shield and armed glove. They date to around the 10th-8th centuries BC. They feature disc-shaped eyes and eastern-like garments. The statues probably depicted mythological heroes, guarding a sepulchre.

The Giants of Monte Prama are a group of 32 (or 40) statues with a height of up to 2.5 m, found in 1974 near Cabras, in the province of Oristano. They depict warriors, archers, wrestlers, models of nuraghe and boxers with shield and armed glove. They date to around the 10th-8th centuries BC.  They feature disc-shaped eyes and eastern-like garments. The statues probably depicted mythological heroes, guarding a sepulchre.

The Giants of Monte Prama are a group of 32 (or 40) statues with a height of up to 2.5 m, found in 1974 near Cabras, in the province of Oristano. They depict warriors, archers, wrestlers, models of nuraghe and boxers with shield and armed glove. They date to around the 10th-8th centuries BC. They feature disc-shaped eyes and eastern-like garments. The statues probably depicted mythological heroes, guarding a sepulchre.

Sardegna, Cagliari, Museo Archelogico Nazionale.Nuragic civilization (1700B.C./ 200B.C)

Sardegna, Cagliari, Museo Archelogico Nazionale.Nuragic civilization (1700B.C./ 200B.C)

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