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Tempietto di Malchittu

Malchittu is located on a hill in the plain of Arzachena and near the Riu Bucchilalgu.
The excavations that led to its discovery date back to 1964 and were made by archaeologist Maria Luisa Ferrarese Ceruti. The Temple Malchittu is a sacred building that dominates the surrounding valleys.

Malchittu, which develops for 14 meters in length and 6 meters in width. It is composed of an outside open atrium which leads to a larger 8 x 4 meters room.

The latter represents 2/3 of the overall structure and in this space were found the majority of ceramic finds, unfortunately destroyed by the roots of an oak, which developed in the middle of the room. This space is equipped with a hearth, circular, placed on the floor and bounded by plates of small size, juxtaposed and joined together by means of mud mortar.

Moreover there is counter on which the community left their offerings. The temple Malchittu, as shown by the excavations carried out, was also the scene of ritual ceremonies, although it is not sure to which deities these were dedicated to.