Grotte Domus De Janas
Vittorio Angius, Alberto Della Marmora, Pasquale Cugia have narrated the wonders in their dictionaries or travelogues; in the long hall, easily walkable, it is possible admire many beautiful stalactites, stalagmites and columns.
In 2005 were discovered, inside one of the rooms, carvings and cave paintings and in 2010 was found a head of the mother goddess by a team of researchers led by Professor Robin Skeates; these testimonies confirm the presence in the site of prehistoric man and do not rule out datings very ancient; discoveries have created great interest among experts in this sector at international level.
«In one of the rooms of this complex system of caves we excavated an archaeological deposit stratified. Close to the end of the investigation, when we had reached the rock, Sanna has found the head of a stone figurine (...)the internal deposit of Is Janas can be accumulated as a result of sacrificial rituals that included a deposition, included the burning of gifts to the spirits of the cave or the afterlife, including the figure that could have been used as an intermediary in the ritual action between the people alive and their divinity»
Department of Archaeology, University of Durham
To increase the value of this karst cave is the landscape in which it is immersed: the forest Addolì, with its rich heritage of biotopes and sceneries that houses the natural monument "Su stampu 'e Su Turrunu".
The caves are reachable by car, following the short path marked on the road between Sadali and Seulo; the entrance, slightly sunken, is marked by signs and by the presence of a small reception facility. For several years managed the Ecomuseum of Alto Flumendosa that care guided tours and promotes the protection and enhancement.
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