GNU Webster's 1913
- One of the prehistoric towerlike structures found in Sardinia.
“To the latter must be attributed the peculiar monuments (about 3000 in number), called nuraghe, scattered through the island, which are like truncated cones, 53 feet high, and 99 wide at the base, constructed of large masses of limestone, granite, or tufa, superimposed without mortar.”
“Scattered throughout the length of the entire island and not unlike the nuraghe in appearance are a number of groups of circular dwellings of stone measuring from fifteen to twenty-five feet in diameter.”
“The entrance to the nuraghe faces the south and is about five or six feet high, and two feet wide; it leads to a spiral stairway in the wall of the nuraghe, which communicates with the two or three superimposed circular rooms, having a sharp angular roof like that of the treasury of Mycenae.”
“Other smaller cones are frequently found around the principal nuraghe.”
“The lowness of the door would at once put an enemy at a disadvantage in attempting to enter; it is significant that in the _nuraghe_ of Su Cadalanu, where the doorway was over 6 feet in height, its breadth was so much reduced that it was necessary to enter sideways.”
“Another village, that which surrounds the _nuraghe_ of Su Chiai, was protected by a wall of huge stones.”
“The plan and arrangement of a simple _nuraghe_ are usually as follows (Fig. 17): The diameter of the building is generally under 30 feet.”
“Each _nuraghe_ formed the centre of a group of stone huts.”
“Elevation, section and plan of a Sardinian _nuraghe_ 83 18.”
“It is now established that in the Giants 'Tombs of Sardinia we are to see the graves of the inhabitants of the _nuraghe_ villages.”
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