giants%u2019 tomb Coddu Vecchiu (or Ecchiu), one of the best preserved in this
region, is located on a slope in a hilly area. It was built in two stages:
during the Middle Bronze Age (c.1600-1400 BC) the exedra was added to a
pre-existing megalithic tomb dating from the Early Bronze Age (c.1800-1600 BC),
transforming the structure into a giants%u2019 tomb.
The tomb consists of a main
semicircular front (exedra) and a burial chamber. The exedra is made of stone
slabs stuck vertically into the ground, smaller towards the sides to delimit
the ceremonial area; a big stele rises in the middle, the highest found in
Sardinia until now (4.40m). It is formed by two superimposed slabs, both
decorated with a cornice, and opens on the tomb%u2019s corridor. Each slab is
supported by the stonework which connects the exedra to the ancient gallery
grave tomb. The rectangular burial chamber is built of granite blocks; a row of
blocks on them supports the covering slabs of the tomb.
monument is pertinent to the nuraghe La Prisgiona, 600m far from here.
Accessible to disabled people.