Discover and visit the Northern and Southern Necropolis of Tharros

Visit to Tharros Necropolis

On the occasion of Tutti i Santi, we will visit the Tharros necropolis with the reenactment of the punic funeral ritual. It will be a special event in collaboration with the Cultural Association Sardinia Romana.

 

01 November 2017, Cabras 3:00pm to Sa Pratza ‘e sa Festa

We are preparing for you a special itinerary for the feast of Tutti i Santi. Visit the Tharros necropolis in the Sinis Peninsula will allow us to move in history, between the world of the living and the dead. By participating in the reconstruction of ritual practices carried out by the inhabitants aged Phoenician and then Punic, we know the daily life of these people, closely related to religion and sacredness.

By train or walk, depending on availability, we will visit the two necropolis located at the extremities of the Peninsula. To the north, between the houses of San Giovann, located north of the burial ground. To the south, near the Torre Vecchia and the south. Over time, planty of excavation campaigns have highlighted the close similarity between the two necropolis, both in burial types and in rituals practiced.

With courtesy licence of the Superintendence and a special collaboration with the Cultural Association Sardinia Romana, the itinerary will end with a careful and documented historical re-enactment. Near the northern necropolis, all participants can attend the interment Punic ritual, that consists of a particular deposition of the deceased accompanied by his grave goods.

 

Aims

Discover and visit the northern and southern necropolis of Tharros.
Knowing the different burial rites practiced in the era Phoenician and then Punic.
Increasing knowledge about the excavations and the main findings.
Deepening the ritual aspects that probably took place in the burial spaces through the historical re-enactment made by the Cultural Roman Sardinia.

 

Itinerary
A) Meeting point (Visitor Center)
B) Southern Necropolis
C) Northern Necropolis
D) Area near the Observatory