The archaeological site of Mont’e Prama
is located in the area of Cabras,
in the central portion of the Sinis peninsula.
It lies between the gleaming white and pink quartz beach of Mari Ermi and the Cabras wetland, an unspoilt natural paradise where pink flamingos nest.
From March 2014, the collection of Mont’e Prama sculptures has been on show in the exhibition Mont’e Prama 1974-2014 set up in parallel at the National archaeological museum in Cagliari and the civic museum ‘Giovanni Marongiu’ in Cabras.
In the context of the exhibition, CRS4 has created high-resolution, life-size 3D reconstructions that can be used through the specially created multimedia stations situated in the exhibition halls and, recently, a simplified geometric version of the 3D reconstructions of the entire sculptural complex which are made available on this website for the first time.
These last restored sculptures have been on show at the civic museum in Cabras since March 2015.
Overall, between the two museums, visitors will find exhibited: 27 anthropomorphic statues (not complete) – comprising 6 archers, 3 warriors and 18 boxers, one warrior’s shield, 16 models of nuraghes – of which 5 simple, 4 four-lobed, 6 eight-lobed and one indefinable, 9 betyls – 6 in sandstone and 3 in limestone, and other unidentified sculptures. But the number is growing as excavation of the necropolis continues.
Archaeological site of Mont’e Prama, Cabras The site was discovered by chance in March 1974
Giovanni Marongiu civic museum, Cabras
Inaugurated in 1997, the Giovanni Marongiu civic museum holds important findings regarding the municipal territory of Cabras
National archaeological museum, Cagliari Hosted in the Museum Citadel, the National archaeological museum in Cagliari
Cultural heritage restoration and conservation centre,
Li Punti Sassari
The large, fully equipped workspaces in the Restoration and conservation centre
Sinis of the heroes
The Sinis is a peninsula of central-western Sardinia consisting of calcareous and volcanic rock
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The Sinis is a peninsula in central-western Sardinia, extending between the bay of Is Arenas to the north and the gulf of Oristano to the south READ
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The settlements The Sinis area, which has complex and rich geographical and environmental features, is also dotted with numerous archaeological sites
the restoration The interesting documentary on the restoration works, made at Li Punti in 2008