Nora archeological site

Sardegna Digital Library


Being in Pula Chia, don’t miss a visit to Nora Roman Town

The cape of Nora was one of the first pheonician allocations founded in Sardinia, according to literary testimony and legend by an Iberian hero called Norace. The foundation and therefore life of the city, began in the VIII century B.C., but it developed above all the punic period, between the V and III centuries B.C. Trasforming into not only a commercial but also an administrative and religious centre.
And that is how it remained until 238 A.D. The year of the roman conquest of the island which gradually transformed the face of the city which became the home of the roman governor and council, which we bear witness to in an inscription from the I century A.D. The major boom period in the roman centre is that between the II and III centuries A.D. Which we witness in the archaeological remains and the main part if the buildings visible today. Its decline started in the V century A.D. Following the occupation of the island by vandals ( 456-466 A.D.), and was abandoned for good around VIII century A.D. Caused by raid of the Arabs that forced the habitants of the Sardinian coast to retreat inland. The livestyle of the people of Nora are easy to deduce from the monuments: theatre, place of worship, thermal bath, forum, noble houses, mosaics and acqueduct.
The site, managed by CopTur, is open every day, all year round, till sunset. Guide is compulsory, included in the ticket.

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