Domus de janas
They are tombs dug in the rock often according to a labyrinth architecture, which develops in different little rooms. Such a structure has suggested the name Domus de Jana's that in the Sardinian language means
"House of the fairies or of the witches". On the island they are about a thousand.
The Domus de Jana's concentrate above all in the area of Sulcis - Iglesiente. The most important ones are placed in S'Andrea Priu near Bonorva (SS), in Monteessu, between Santadi and Villaaperuccio (CA), and in the area of Alghero, with the necropolis of Anghelu Ruju.
They are tombs that were destined to the tribal chiefs. They are 325 on the whole island. Their name comes from their particular architectural structure that presents at the centre of an exedra of flat stones an imposing stele several metres high, as if it were a door towards the hereafter.
We suggest the visit of the tomb of Sa Domu e ' S'Orcu, which offers a particularly striking spectacle: its shape draws the tureen horns, which were an ancient symbol of fertility. This grave is situated near Quartucciu, not far from Cagliari.