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CUCURUZZU’ – let’s drift back to the Bronze Age/Middle Ages

Dernière mise à jour de cette page le 23/10/2013

One of the charms of this island, as you may have already realised, is the fact that you can wander around and visit several prehistoric/archaeological sites, which offer fascinating and interesting outings – places where once again, the temporal length of existence appears on pause.

This is the case of Cucuruzzu, which is situated in the south of the island, belonging to the municipality of Levie.

I remember my visit there, and I found the name itself just irresistible. ‘Cucuruzzu’ evokes rhythmic mystery to me, although very sweet-sounding.

It was during the second millennium BC that a citadel was constructed, to be abandoned within the third, leaving tremendous boulders, sometimes weighing over a ton. Composed of three elements; upon arrival, a narrow path through rock with walls reaching up to five metres at times, followed by the central piece composed of flat slabs which were probably a place of worship. Now, the whole is surrounded by a wall, sheltering houses where obviously much activity was carried out, and here we think of a grain mill and pottery production, associated with whatever the requirements of that moment were, within that particular age. One must imagine a fortress town, where the doings, comings and goings were, like many of them, often based upon production, commerce and survival, with the first remains being located dating back as far as the seventh millennium BC.

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