Dating from the same period is the terraced altar of Monte d'Accoddi, near Portotorres, it was an important cult centre not only for Sardinians but also for the peoples of the western area of the Mediterranean. With its truncated pyramid shape and its inclined ramp, it is the reminiscent of the Middle Eastern ziqqurath. Following the Megalith trends of Western Europe, are about a hundred dolmen, in the middle of northern Sardinia, that were used as tombs during the III and II millennium BC.
  Monte d'Accoddi - Terrace altar
ImageMonte d'Accoddi - Terrace altar
Mores - Dolmen Sa Coveccada
ImageMores - Dolmen Sa Coveccada
  The most monumental is the dolmen of Sa Coveccada that is in the tableland of Mores (Sassari) which has large slabs of pink trachyte that are almost 3 metres high.
However the architectural megaliths find their highest expression in the Nuragic civilisation that developed from about 1800 BC through the Bronze Age, ending in the VI century BC and which gave the Island a unique imprint for the introduction of its monument-symbol: the Nuraghe.

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