Nuragic village of Su Murru Mannu.

Nuragic monuments (n. 7)

Before the arrival of the Phoenicians, the outer coastal area of the Sinis Peninsula, as well as much of the rest of the area, was a zone of extensive Nuragic presence, read more 

Detail of a house on the eastern side of the hill of San Giovanni.

Residential Area (nn. 10, 15)

The settlement of the Punic-Roman city of Tharros was located on the eastern slope of the hill of San Giovanni and on the top of the hill of Su Murru Mannu, the latter of which has been partially explored. read more 

Postern of fortifications of Su Murru Mannu.

Fortifications (nn. 5, 11)

The major evidence of the existence of defensive city walls are preserved to the north of the city, on the hill of Murru Mannu and on the northern slopes of the hill of San Giovanni. read more 

Workshop area of Su Murru Mannu

Workshop area of Su Murru Mannu (n. 8)

In the late 1980s, on the hill of Murru Mannu, to the west of the tophet and close to the fortifications, there was a very important discovery of an industrial workshop area for iron metallurgy. read more 

The tofet during the excavations in the 70’s (da F. Barreca, La civiltà fenicio-punica in Sardegna, Sassari 1986, fig. 71).

Tophet (n. 6)

The tophet, discovered in 1962, is located behind the fortifications in the northern sector of the hill of Murru Mannu. read more 

Detail of the Doric columns.

Temple with Doric columns (n. 16)

The temple, which was the main place of Punic worship, is located in the center of the city and was excavated by G. Pesce in 1958-59. read more 

Altar of the temple.

Temple K (n. 22)

Located halfway up the hill of S. Giovanni, in front of the Baths of Convento Vecchio, is Temple K. Temple K was first discovered in 1961 by Gennaro Pesce. read more 

Temple of Demeter.

Temple of Demeter (n. 9)

The Temple of Demeter was discovered in 1969 by F. Barreca on the hill of Murru Mannu along the Cardo maximusread more 

The temple.

Semitic Temple (n. 18)

Located immediately south of the temple “of Doric columns”, the semitic temple was discovered 1960 by Pesce. read more 

The temple.

“Rustic” or “suburban” Temple (n. 25)

The temple is located on the western side of Capo S. Marco, in an isolated location outside the city center, standing over the open sea. read more 

Tetrastyle temple.

Tetrastyle Temple (n. 19)

The structure of the tetrastyle temple was discovered by G. Pesce in the 1950s. read more 

Castellum aquae.

Aqueduct and Castellum Aquae (nn. 4, 13)

In the Punic age, the water supply was ensured only by the presence of tanks for water storage and a few wells, while in the Roman Imperial age, read more 


Thermal baths n. 1 (n. 17)

The building, located between the thermal bath n. 1 and thecastellum aquae (a water cistern fed by an aqueduct and in turn feeding a network of distribution pipes), read more

Thermal baths n. 2.

Thermal baths n. 2 or “Baths of the Old Convent” (n. 21)

The structure, located at the southern limit of the archaeological site, was excavated in the course of 1956, at the same time as the Thermal baths n. 1. read more

Thermal baths n. 3.

Thermal baths n. 3 (n. 14)

The building, located between the thermal bath n. 1 and thecastellum aquae (a water cistern fed by an aqueduct and in turn feeding a network of distribution pipes), read more 

The baptistery.

Baptistery and building for Christian worship (n. 12)

The baptistery, only partially preserved, is rectangular in shape (10 m x 4 m) with an apse on its western side. The walls are made of sandstone blocks, while the floor is made of basalt slabs. read more

Northern necropolis of the Phoenician and Punic periods.

Necropolises (nn. 1, 23)

The two known Phoenician and Punic cemeteries are located one on the south of the city of Capo S. Marco, the other at the north of the town of San Giovanni of Sinis. read more 

The area of Mare Morto and Mistras.

Ancient Port (n. 2)

Various theories have been proposed as to the location of the ancient port because of the absence of discoveries of monumental structures. read more 

The church.

Church of San Giovanni (n. 3)

Oriented to the east with an apse built of sandstone blocks, it is a modest structure by the architectural standards of the time. read more 

Tower of San Giovanni.

Tower of San Giovanni and Torre Vecchia (nn. 20, 24)

Between the sixteenth and seventeenth century, the Crown of Spain built the towers of San Giovanni (St. Johns), of Torre Vecchia or San Marco (Old Tower or St. Mark) and the Sevo (Turr’e Seu) along the coast of the Sinis of Cabras. read more