Tharros is an archaeological site in Sardinia brimming with centuries of history.
Founded in the eighth century BC by the Phoenicians, Tharros would be inhabited by the Carthaginians and the Romans, leaving behind a series of ancient structures, especially its two standing Corinthian columns.
Among the other highlights of the ruins at Tharros are the remains of the Carthaginian tophet – a sacred space sometimes used for burials – as well as the remains of the thermal baths and the foundations of temples, houses and shops.
Later abandoned due to Saracen raids, Tharros is one of Sardinia’s best ancient sites.
Su Nuraxi di Barumini is a pretty UNESCO-listed prehistoric site in Sardinia and one of the island’s many nuraghe.
Cagliari Amphitheatre is a rock-hewn Roman amphitheatre dating to the second century AD.
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