Municipal Museum Giovanni Marongiu of Cabras

The Civic Archaeological Museum of 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.


Address: Tharros, Cabras, phone: +39 0783 290636
Owned by: City of Cabras
Management: Cooperative Peninsula of Sinis, Cabras

The museum

The museum is dedicated to the exhibition of archaeological finds from the municipality of Cabras in the Sinai Peninsula.
The period prenuragico nuragico and is documented by the materials recovered by the excavation of the village of Arrius Cuccuru is significant evidence that returned from the Middle Neolithic.
The historical age is rather well represented by finds from the ancient city of Tharros, built by the Phoenicians on an old village Nuraghe and expanded in the urban sense in the Punic and Roman.
The materials Phoenician-Punic display come from the excavation of the workshop area of ​​the city and the tofet to whom they report urns and stele on display.
The museum is enriched with educational panels related to the temporary exhibition “in piscosissimo seas.”
From 7 June 2008 was inaugurated the room dedicated to the wreck of Mal di Ventre and from March 22, 2014 that related to the complex statuary of Mont’e Prama..
A service of free guided tour. The museum organizes educational workshops topic of archaeological and natural for schools of all levels, meetings and conferences. It is preferable to a reservation for the tour groups and educational workshops. There are no architectural barriers.

Why it is worth visiting

The museum collects evidence that reconstruct the history of the territory, especially Tharros, one of the oldest towns in Sardinia.
Area archeologica di Tharros

The services card

The Service Charter of the Museum of Cabras is inspired by the definition of the museum as a “permanent institution, non-profit organization at the service of society and of its development, and open to the public, who does research on material evidence of man and his environment, acquires, conserves, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education and enjoyment “(ICOM) that focuses on the company and the interests of its users.
The Charter identifies the areas in which the Museum of Cabras is organized and contains a commitment to respect the rights, indicating about each of them, the key quality control.
The aim of the document are advertising of available services, the transparency in the relations between the Museum of Cabras and users, the qualification of the services offered. The Museum of Cabras also aims to satisfy the needs of identifying the most appropriate actions to be transposed constantly new and different needs.

Municipality of Cabras

Mayor: Andrea Abis
Councillor for Culture: Carlo Trincas

Museum of Cabras

Scientific Director: Dott. Carla Del Vais
Curator: Prof. Salvatore Sebis
Management: “Penisola del Sinis” Soc. Coop.
Head of Culture office: Dott. M. Sofia Pippia
Technical Manager: Dott. Ing. Giuseppe Podda