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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

The Sacred well of Santa Cristina

The Sacred well of Santa Cristina → The mysterious Nuragic and sacred wells of the ancient era, about the purpose of which historians still argue, in our material. Nuragic culture has left on the island of Sardinia a lot of interesting monuments belonging to the period of the II-I millennium BC. These are the so-called “tombs of the giants”, burials, round towers and huts made by the method of dry masonry from stone blocks that are found in many parts of the island.


The mysterious Nuragic and sacred wells of the ancient era, about the purpose of which historians still argue, in our material

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The most famous wells is the Santa Cristina well near Oristano
But the most mysterious objects, which also belong to the Nuragic culture, are the sacred wells of the island of Sardinia.

In total in Sardinia, there are about 70 wells, dating from the Nuragic period. It is believed that these structures not only provided access to the water source, but also had a cult or astronomical purpose.

One of the most famous wells is the Santa Cristina well near Oristano. It is very different from the rest of the wells of Sardinia and for this reason it is interesting not only for tourists. Historians from different countries are trying to explain the purpose of this building and call it a well-temple.  Photo Source

The wells of Sardinia and for this reason it is interesting not only for tourists.
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The first thing that catches your eye when visiting the Santa Cristina well is perfectly flat walls and neat masonry, not very similar to most of the buildings of the Nuragic period. In addition, the descent into the well has a fairly wide entrance, which cannot be said about the other similar structures. It turns out that the well allows us to observe celestial bodies, and at the days of the spring and autumn equinox the Sun reflects from the surface of the source and illuminates the inner space of the well. It also turned out that once in 18 years and 6 months the light of the Moon, which is at its maximum height, penetrates into the hole in the roof of the well.

The well of Santa Cristina also turned out that once in 18 years and 6 months the light of the Moon, which is at its maximum height, penetrates into the hole in the roof of the well.

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The Santa Cristina well is perfectly flat walls and neat masonry, not very similar to most of the buildings of the Nuragic period
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In this regard, a number of European researchers believe that the Santa Cristina well is also an ancient observatory. In addition to Santa Cristina, two more wells deserve special mention. This is the well of Santa Vittoria and the well of Predio Canopoli, the walls of which are also lined with well-crafted and tightly fitted blocks. In all likelihood, these three wells were built at the end of the Nuragic period, therefore, the quality of material processing and the construction itself is higher than that of the other wells.

The Santa Cristina well is also an ancient observatory. In addition to Santa Cristina, two more wells deserve special mention
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The Sacred well of Santa Cristina
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The well of Santa Vittoria and the well of Predio Canopoli, the walls of which are also lined with well-crafted and tightly fitted blocks
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The Well of Santa Cristina
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The Mysterious of the Well in Sardinia
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The Mysterious of the Well in Sardinia
The Well of Santa Cristina
The Sacred well of Santa Cristina



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