Archaeological site of Mont’e Prama

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.

The site was discovered by chance in March 1974, when ploughing of a field brought to light the first fragments of the statues. From that point on, the site underwent several digging campaigns between 1975 and 1979 and, in more recent times, between 2014 and 2017.

Archaeology has revealed that the sculptures and necropolis of Mont’e Prama are the product of a cultural revolution which began during the last centuries of the Bronze Age and enjoyed its heyday during the Iron Age (about 950-730 BC).

Nuragic buildings dug during the 2015-2016 excavation campaign.
The burials of the phase 2 - Tombs, alone or in small groups, covered with thick rectangular or, exceptionally, round slabs.

Today, fieldwork is focused on extending the excavation area to gain a clearer understanding of the organisation of the area and the relationship between the sculptures and the necropolis, and to determine whether a temple or sanctuary once stood there, as well as other structures or buildings having other functions.

discovery and excavations

Archaeological site of Mont’e Prama
strada provinciale 7
09072 Cabras (OR)

opening times
seasonal opening, contact the Civic Museum Giovanni Marongiu

 contacts
+39 0783 290 636