The massive and gigantic tomb of Coddu Vecchio (Arzachena, Sardinia) is the example of many ancient burials that were common in Sardinia during the Nuragic period. All over the island, especially in the central region, there are more such dates belonging to different eras, from the 2nd millennium BC to the 2nd century AD.
The name “Tomb of the Giants” comes from folklore inspired by the rich bones of this cave, which leads you to believe that this cave must be a relic of a sumptuous feast of fantastic giant creatures.
In fact, this burial structure contains massive chambers up to 30 m long and up to 3 m high, buried as something overturned by a ship and used as a collective grave for the entire population.
The massive tomb of Coddou Vecchio was built between 1800 and 1600 BC and was renovated between 1600 and 1300 BC. It was built from local granite. There is a gallery 10 m high and 4 m wide.
In the center of the semicircle is the largest inscription found in Sardinia. Perhaps these graves are for the giants of Sardinia.