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Admire the unbelievable Ziggurath of
Monte d'Accoddi


Photographs by David Donnini

Monte d'Accoddi is an archaeological site in northern Sardinia, Italy, located in the territory of Sassari near Porto Torres. It is the site of a Chalcolithic structure of the Ozieri culture, the oldest parts are dated to around 4000-3650 BC (6000 years ago!). The structure has a base of 27 m by 27 m and probably reached a height of 5.5 m. It culminated in a platform of about 12.5 m by 7.2 m, accessible via a ramp. It has been variously described as an altar, a mound, a temple, a step pyramid or a ziggurath. As there have never been found any chambers or entrances to the mound, it is presumed to have been either an altar or to have served an observational function, as its square plan is coordinated with the cardinal points of the compass.


Beautiful movie of the site from the sky: