Scattered all over the island of Sardinia, one finds some 7000 remains of towers and even castles surrounded by villages that were constructed during the Bronze Age or ‘Tempus De Brunzu’. The ‘Nuraghe de su Piscu’ (‘nurra’ or heap of stones of the bishop) is one of them, found along the road between the towns of Suelli and Mandas. This Megalithic structure is thought to have been build during the late Bronze Age (1500 – 1200 BC) and consists of a central conical tower with four smaller ones connected by walls and surrounded by a village of huts of which traces are still visible on aerials. Outside Nuraghe Piscu, it is the endemic perennial Magydaris pastinacea that rules these days.
Inside Nuraghe Piscu, it looks like an empty beehive from which farmers and harvest have long time disappeared. Only when following the local habit to light a fire and watch the burning paper escape through the roof, I have to run for my life when apparently the tower is nowadays inhabited by bees and wasps that act even more viscous than the warriors that once must have protected this home and hearth of the Nuragic culture (video).