The archeological site of Nora, in the south

 The archeological site of Nora, in the south

Picture by Helga Steinreich

Once you arrive in Nora, the landscape is simply breathtaking. Nora, situated up on the highland of Capo Pula, in the southern of Sardinia, is an ancient city located in a charming beautiful landscape. The town was, originally a Phoenician-Punic settlement, that became later it a Roman colony.

Although traces of Phoenician period are still visible, traces of the Roman settlement are what’s left of the town.

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Remains are visibile nearby the beach as well as up on Tanit hill. In the area, the experts found some ancient fragments of ceramics of Rhodian, Protocorintium and Nuragic manufacturing.

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Evidence of Phoenician  Punic methods, used until Roman period, were also found. The area, also, shows the existence of two Punic necropolis as well as some religious artifacts through the archaeological site.

During the visit, you can also see a third necropolis related to the Phoenician period. Near it, there’s the city Tophet, dated maybe in the IV century BC, and the church of St. Efisio built many centuries later.

Traces of Imperial Rome period are the Minor and the Central thermal baths, macellum, theatre, forum, a few house districts and the temple of Eshmun – Esculapius, the God of medicine. The majority of remains, found here are shown at the Civic Archaeological Museum of “Giovanni Patroni” in Pula, near Cagliari.

If you want to find out more about these ancient relics, heat to Nora and visit this stunning area.  To learn more about Sardinia, visit our Facebook and Instagram page and tag us on you marvelous pictures!

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