Thursday, July 10, 2008

Su Nuraxi di Barumini, Italy

A card which arrived somewhat bent....well, quite a normal thing for postal services to damage cards....thats why many people want them sent in, i DON'T want my cards damaged, but honestly, i prefer them like envelopes...coz like this, it feels that the card had actually travelled and had to go through a "journey" before being dropped into my its written and stamped....all those things give the card life and personality...i just hope i wont have a high ratio of high-percentage-damaged cards and regret my statement above :)

This is my RR card from "Slavic Countries to the Rest of the World"....this is the rest of the world, of course...

The nuraghe is the main type of megalithic edifice found in Sardinia, dating back before 1000 BC. Today it has come to be the symbol of Sardinia and its distinctive culture.
The most important complex is the nuraghe in Barumini, centered around a three-story tower built around 1500 BC. At this site Dr. Giovanni Lilliu discovered a fortified village that at times had been covered by ground and had become a hill.
It has been added at the UNESCO whs list in 1997.

The use of the nuraghes has not been clearly determined: whether religious temple, ordinary dwelling, village chief's residence, military stronghold, meeting hall of government leaders, or a combination of some of these. Some of the nuraghes are, however, in strategic locations from which important passages could be easily controlled.

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