The Nuraghes and the Pleiades

An extraordinary hypothesis on the layout of a group of Bronze Age monuments in Sardinia

By Augusto Mulas, Marco Sanna

Translation (ed.) Cristina Murroni

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A replication of Heaven on Earth? This book contains an outstanding hypothesis!

The Nuraghes and the Pleiades
History (including archaeology and pre-history), biographies, heraldry
Pósidos n° 48
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15 x 21 cm
185 g
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A symbolization of Heaven on Earth as a supreme religious tribute by the Nuraghic people or just a mere coincidence? The “visual similarity” of the position of the nuraghes as compared to the Open star cluster Messier 45 (known as the Pleiades) is absolutely striking.

The daily life of ancient societies was very much influenced by the movements of the sun, moon, planets and specific stars and constellations such as the Great Bear, Orion and the Pleiades. This was even more true before calendars and time markers came into use. The significance was such that the observation and prediction of the celestial events became of profound religious importance and also represented a way to condition the political power over human communities all over the world. The Bronze Age Nuraghic Civilisation in Sardinia was no exception.

This book explains in detail the prominent role that the Pleiades had in many civilizations and also an enterprising hypothesis made by the archaeologist Augusto Mulas that the “unusual arrangement” of a group of nuraghes around the Santu Antine of Torralba was purposely set up by its ancient constructors to represent the Sacred star cluster. To support this hypothesis, in the second part of the book, engineer Marco Sanna illustrates a probability calculus which demonstrates that the positioning of the group of nuraghes was almost certainly deliberate, with nearly 96% of likelihood.

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Augusto Mulas

Augusto Mulas (1972-)

Originario di Ozieri (SS), vive a Sassari dove ha conseguito la laurea in Lettere classiche a indirizzo preistorico e protostorico, con una tesi sui rapporti tra la Sardegna nuragica e il Mediterraneo in età protostorica, partecipando contestualmente a numerose campagne di scavo in Sardegna e all´estero, tra cui quella tenutasi presso il villaggio nuragico di Sant´Imbenia ad Alghero (SS) e nel villaggio-santuario in località Abini, nel comune di Teti (NU). Ha pubblicato il volume L´isola sacra: ipotesi sull´utilizzo cultuale dei nuraghi (Condaghes, 2012).


L´isola sacra: ipotesi sull´utilizzo cultuale dei nuraghi, Condaghes, Cagliari 2012.

Marco Sanna

Marco Sanna (1958-)

Originario di Monserrato (CA), vive a Ussana dal 1996. Ingegnere e docente di Discipline Meccaniche, ha eseguito l´analisi probabilistica degli orientamenti astronomici dei nuraghi di Brabaciera a Isili (CA), pubblicata anche nel libro di Mauro Peppino Zedda Archeologia del paesaggio nuragico. Ha pubblicato, inoltre, Il nuraghe bioclimatico (con, "Unu muntoni ´e perdas ghetadas a pari" (in sardo e italiano assieme ai colleghi e agli alunni dell´I.T.C.G. "Einaudi" di Senorbi).

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