It's true name, preserved by the local tradition as well as many other signs of the land and history, is Su nurache ‘e losas, that means “the nuraghe of the tombs”. The name refers to the roman cinerary urns dug into the rock emerging at the boundaries of the area. The nuraghe Losa has its own unmistakable shape: a powerful, solid and flat trapezoid. Walking around it, this image alternates to perspectives recalling the high prow of a ship. When entering, one discovers that the compact mass contains some wide rooms. Yet, there is no open courtyard, which in most complex nuraghi was an important and central functional space; it suggests that at Nuraghe Losa the courtyard was replaced by other external spaces. The lack of the central courtyard and the equilateral tri-angle plan make the nuraghe Losa a solid and compact mass; perhaps this is the secret of its extraordinary state of preservation. Beyond the high doorstep, one finds three corridors leading to three round vaulted rooms. Even without excluding a coherent planning, the central tower was certainly built first. Read more...

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