Something near and dear to everyone in the Real Estate Industry is building construction. Lenders process loans. Interior Decorators and Stagers work their magic to increase the odds of buying and selling homes and vacant land. Investors seek out ways to make a profit by renting or flipping houses.
Real Estate Agents sell property. They have seen many different types of developments, including new and pre-existing construction. Through all types of weather conditions, they have trampled or drove through mud and dirt, and different types of villages, subdivisions, and neighborhoods. Never did it occur to me my daughter would introduce me to construction in the Bronze Age. This is part 3 of a series of my recent visit to Sardinia in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.
The Nuragic civilization in Serra Orrios on the Island of Sardinia prospered (XV1-VI B.C.). It includes over "100 units, 49 huts with annexed rooms, areas for domestic livestock," and two Megaron temples. There is an admissions fee; however, we had no tour guide. The huts (built in a circular plan) are clearly recognizable. They are built in clusters of stone, each one strategically placed.
From the size of this doorway and my approximate five foot stature, you can get an idea of the height of the hut. During the Bronze Age having a stone front didn't cost extra. Utilizing boulders and basalt stones the construction was built to make walls, windows, and doors.
As the sun beat down the climate felt similar to Texas and Arizona. I saw some beautiful shiny green lizards, unlike the ones I see in Texas and they were quick! Good footwear is a must.
These simple structures were built to last. Most were circular huts and I wasn't sure if this one was one of the temples or not but it was quite interesting. One thing for certain is there were two temples, "both with double antis (the two protruding longer length walls), a lobby, and a room furnished with, bench seating. They say the "architecture employed for the Megaron Temples, probably dedicated to water cult, bears the influence of design from out with the island, possibly inspired by that of Mycentaean architecture."
As an Agent, it was fun to have my daughter think so highly of me to take me to a place where I didn't have to work. Construction from the Bronze Age is clearly outside my area of expertise!
What I learned is civilization existed long ago and housing and agriculture and farming was a necessity. I found wildflowers growing in the most unusual places and ancient tree sculptures. I could only imagine leather making and metallurgic activity by the dwellers of these huts. There were many smooth stones sprinkled around and I could only think it may have been furniture. It provided comfortable seating.
I hope you enjoyed my blog post today and found it to be informative and educational. Visiting an Archaeological area in Serra Orrios Comune Di Dorgali SP. 38 Km. 26 Sarina was an experience of a lifetime and I wanted to share the highlights with you today. In this spot I could hear silence that seemed to evoke higher insights and truth about building technology.
In sum life is all about creation. I was lucky to give birth to a beautiful and thoughtful daughter. She is thoughtful and kind. We lived a humble life and had big dreams. Always and forever, my children and I respect nature and all the gifts on earth that come to us freely for educational purposes. Earth is a classroom of learning opportunities. Happiness is the creation of seeking joy and appreciating loved ones and the people who came into your life at times when you needed them most. Nothing should be taken for granted.