‘Domus de Janas’ Underground Tombs Dated To 3400-2700 BC And Built By Ozieri Culture On Sardinia
A. Sutherland – AncientPages.com – Sardinia is one of the most ancient pieces of land in Europe with a rich legacy of prehistoric monuments. On the island, there are between 8,000 and 10,000 remains from the Nuraghi period (1900 and 730 BC) including circular guard towers, buildings, and cemeteries.
There are also prehistoric monuments called the ‘Domus de Janas’ (‘fairy houses’) or (“di gianas” (‘witches’ houses’), developed by a pre-Nuraghi culture of Ozieri, which flourished between 4000 BC and 3000 BC (or c. 3200 to 2800 BC. People of the Ozieri culture were busy with agriculture, sheep farming, stones- and metalworking.
More than one thousand ‘Domus de Janas’ tombs are scattered all over the island but most of them (about 480) are located in the province of Sassari, in northern Sardinia. However, this kind of ancient tombs, related to Sardinia, is only one of many that can be encountered on the island.