The Museum

The Civic Archaeological Museum Cabras, opened in 1997, contains important testimonies of the territory from prehistory to the Middle Ages. Here are exposed materials coming from the settlement of Cuccuru is Arrius, documenting the different phases of occupation of the site from the fifth millennium BC in the early third millennium BC from the city of Tharros and the Roman wreck of Mal di Ventre, sunk in the first half of the first century BC and detected in the 1989. …read


Cuccuru is Arrius

dea-madre-cuccuru-is-arrius-museo-civico-cabrasCuccuru is Arrius was a thin sandstone outcrop -whose formation dated back to the Quaternary Era — located on the southern shore of the pond of Cabras, today almost completely removed because of the construction of the drainage canal which serves as a link between the before-mentioned pond and the Gulf of Oristano. …read

Sa Osa

sa-osa-museo-civico-cabrasTwo display cases of the Museum are dedicated to the recent excavations of the Nuragic village of Sa Osa led by the Archeological Superintendence of Cagliari and Oristano. The village of Sa Osa was populated for a very long period. Initial phases of settlements date back to the Copper Age (3rd millennium BC), then settlements developed mainly in the Nuragic period, from the Middle Bronze Age (1700-1365 BC) until the Early Iron Age (9th -half of the 8th century BC). …read

Mont’e Prama

museo-civico-giovanni-marongiu-sala-mont-e-prama-2646-optThe necropolis of Monte Prama is located at the base of the hill that bears the same name, at a distance of about 2 km from the town of Cabras, along the road that leads from San Salvatore to the town of Riola Sardo. After the accidental discovery of the site in March 1974 by peasants farming in the area, several excavation and recovery missions followed between 1975 and 1979, conducted by the Superintendency for Archaeological Heritage of Cagliari and Oristano and the University of Cagliari. …read


colonne-torre-san-giovanni-di-sinis-optA section of the exhibition dedicated to the city of Tharros, founded by the Phoenicians between the 8th century and 7th century BC and populated until the Middle Ages, offers a broad picture of the results of various archaeological excavations conducted primarily in the tophet and in the Punic industrial workshop area. …read

Mal di Ventre

museo-civico-giovanni-marongiu-cabras-sala-mal-di-ventre-3The last section of the museum, which opened on 7 June 2008, is dedicated to one of the most important underwater discoveries of recent decades, a shipwreck in the stretch of sea between the coast of Sinis and the island of Mal di Ventre that occurred during the 1st century BC. The shipwreck was discovered in 1989 and was subsequently surveyed and excavated from 1989 to 1996 by the Archaeological Superintendence of Cagliari and Oristano, in collaboration with the National Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Gran Sasso. …read


Municipal Museum of Cabras.