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Nora archaeological site, Pula, Sardinia


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The ruins of Nora form an open-air museum, and the remains of the Roman theatre is used for concerts in the summer. Nora is an ancient Roman and pre-Roman town placed on a peninsula just outside Pula, near Cagliari, Sardinia. It is believed to be the first town founded in Sardinia and to have been settled by the Nuraghi people, and later colonised by Phoenicians. The town came under Roman control after the conquest of Sardinia in 238 BC. It went into decline from the 4th century AD and appears to have been abandoned during the 8th century. A significant part of the town of Nora has not been excavated and is situated on land belonging to the Italian Army. Other parts of the site were inundated by the sea (IMG_0116-Pano) My other Sardinia images from this series are here
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