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Tuesday, 15 June 2015

Tharros is a very interesting archeological site on the Sinis penninsula, west of Oristano. It has Nuraghic, Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman ruins, spanning at least two thousand years. It also has a Spanish watch tower from the 16th century, so quite a bit of history. The ruins were preserved in layers by drifting sand, although there was some re-use of materials in each period. The beach at Tharros was the only place I actually saw surf (and a surfer!), on my whole trip.
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Excavations continue; Roman drain

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Community water storage

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This is the Nuraghic portion of Tharros, largely unexcavated, near the highest point of the Sinis Penninsula, as is typical with the Nuraghic people.
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On the beach a bit north of Tharros, still on the way back to Oristano. Lots of rocks in this section.
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