Archaeological site of Mont’e Prama, Cabras

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).

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.

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.

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

Closed to the public