We are archers, warriors, boxers – everyone call us giants but
Mont’e Prama is a burial ground of heroes.

We are the ancient statues of Mont’e Prama,
we are the figures of skilled, fearless young men.

Some of us, like those young men, bear the arms of war: the finely-worked pectoral, shield and sword, or the bow with a quiver full of arrows.
Others show, on a body wearing only a loincloth with a rear triangle, the arms of ritual boxing: the glove armed with a point and a light curved shield.

The heroes of Mont'e Prama

All around us, the sacred stones and reproductions of the tall stone towers express the cultural identity
of our people, built over the centuries on this great island.

Detail of a model of a four-lobed nuraghe on show at the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari.

At one time, we stood in serried ranks in the necropolis along the road at the foot of the hill, in western Sardinia, in the countryside of Cabras, in the Sinis district.

The burial site we guarded is the mirror of a developed society belonging to a new period, but which still recalled the old times of our ancestors, the builders of the nuraghes.
Through the long row of individual graves, the living remembered their dead;
they too were skilled, brave young men.

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An aerial view of the necropolis of Bedini and Tronchetti at the end of the excavation campaign in 2015.

Ties of blood and culture join the generations.
The dead are identified with the ancestors, become heroes through memory.

We, the statues,
represent descent, identity, the values of a living community.