At this point it is obvious to ask what these towers were used for.
The most accepted hypothesis is that these towers had a civil function. They were used for living and for guarding the surrounding territory. In an emergency, when fights among clans occurred, the unarmed people who did not take part in these fights, could provisionally shelter inside the very strong walls of the towers.
  A linedrawing of a nuraghe dated 1895
Image A linedrawing of a nuraghe dated 1895

The building of the nuragic towers dates from the Middle Bronze Age (XVI-XV century BC) and finished in Late Bronze Age (at the end of X century BC), although renovation and rebuilding works were carried out during the Iron Age.
Su Nuraxi - Barumini
ImageSu Nuraxi - Barumini
  If the nuraghi have captured your interest and you would like to visit some of the numerous nuraghi scattered in Sardinia, we would like to suggest the following as well worth visiting. First of all the well-known "Su Nuraxi" which is in the fertile Marmilla region along the provincial road from Barumini to Tuili.

"Su Nuraxi" is a "polilobato" nuraghe, placed on a plateau 230 meters above the surrounding land. This nuraghe has a central tower surrounded by a bastion with 4 towers. This bastion is within a large hexagonal designed barbican which has 7 towers and as many rectilinear barrages connecting them and two entrances.
Guided visits to "Su Nuraxi" are available every day. In the nearby village of Barumini, inside the ex convent of the Capuchin Friars, there is an exhibition of some of the artifacts that were found during the archaeological excavations of "Su Nuraxi".
There is also a multimedia presentation about "Su Nuraxi".
  Su Nuraxi - Barumini
ImageSu nuraxi - Barumini

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