The silos from towers C and D
The perimeter towers of the Su Nuraxi bastion had silos , set between the bottom chamber and the second chamber (fig. 1).
Specifically, during the digs in the 1950s, a large deposit of material was found in the silo in tower C, mostly comprising fine pottery and in particular lanterns (fig. 2).
Based on the type of items found a suggestion has been made that the material was part of a set of votive items from a place of worship, open from the 4th to the 2nd/beginning of 1st century B.C., according to a custom of reusing items, widely found in Punic Sardinia.
Some bronze craftsman artefacts found in the silo in tower D date back to the High Middle Ages, i.e. 6th-7th centuries A.D. (fig. 3).
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