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Serra Orrios

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Latitude:40° 19' 59.22" N
Longitude:   9° 31' 52.89" E

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This site is about 9km north west of Dorgali, and is on the SP38. It's run by the Ghivine Cooperative www.ghivine.com who can arrange guided tours of the archaeology and natural features of the area.

There's plenty of parking; there's a cafe - food, drinks, souvenirs, clean toilets - right next door and associated with the site.

Tickets are 6 euros for adults (kids 2½ I think) and it is open 09:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 19:00.

From the ticket office it's about 500 metres to the gate to the site, along a flat paved path.

The site is a nuraghic village, excavated from 1936, but with 3 temple buildings worth listing separately.
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30th September 2007ce
Edited 3rd October 2007ce

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Guide to Serra Orrios and surrounding area


This pdf is in Italian - 130 pages 2,740KB. It's one of a series of guides which can be found online in Italian, but are available in a variety of languages to purchase from the staffed sites in the area.

Great aerial shot of the site on the front cover!
sals Posted by sals
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Serra Orrios village (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

The village huts - excavated in 1937 and again in 1947 - number more than 70; most are to the east of temple B, but there's a distinct cluster to the north too.

The huts - mainly circular single roomed structures, but a few showing two rooms - were built around a series of plazas, two of which have wells. The walls are thick, and storage niches can be seen, along with seats and hearths inside the huts. The pathways between the huts are paved, and each hut has a stone step at its entrance.
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3rd October 2007ce

Serra Orrios Meeting Temple (Ancient Temple) — Fieldnotes

The last port of call on the tour is the meeting temple, set apart from the village huts. The finds from excavation in the 1930s were not recorded, but its structure, with a vestibule and interior seating, leads archaeologists to theorise that it was a sacred rather than living space. sals Posted by sals
3rd October 2007ce

Serra Orrios Megaron Temple B (Ancient Temple) — Fieldnotes

Temple B has a wall surrounding it, with 3 entrances, the middle one of which leads into an ante chamber rather than directly into the temple courtyard.

The temple itself has small vestibule and doorway with a lintel, and both the vestibule and the temple itself have low seating around the interior walls.
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3rd October 2007ce

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Serra Orrios Megaron Temple B (Ancient Temple) — Images

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Serra Orrios village (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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