Here is a brief outline of Sardinia's history, starting from Prehistoric Ages up to modern days.
Click here if you are interested in more details on the varied and different cultures which alternated on the Island.
- The first men on the Island (500.000 B.C. - 10.000 B.C.): stone tools.
- The Ozieri Culture (3500-2700 B.C.):
graves dug in the rock, menhir, dolmen, obsidian.
- Nuragic Culture (XVII Cent. B.C. - IX Cent. B.C.):
7000 nuraghi, "bronzetti", Tombs of the Giants, well temples, warriors.
- The Phoenician Period (X Cent. B.C. - VI Cent. B.C.):
merchants and sailors, Semite origin, many towns founded.
- The Carthaginian Period (VI Cent. B.C. - III Cent. B.C.):
Carthage, Punic gods and traditions, Tofet.
- The Roman Period (III Cent. B. C. - V Cent. A.D.):
Roman province in 227 B.C., Nuragic resistance, roads, theatres, towns.
- The Vandalic and Byzanthine Period (V Cent. A.D. - VIII cent A.D.):
persistence of Paganism, first churches and pirate raids.
- I Giudicati (IX Cent. A.D. - XV Cent. A.D.):
4 independent "kingdoms", Sardinian language, law codes.
- Pisa and Genoa (XI Cent. A.D. - XIV Cent. A.D.):
domination of the Maritime Republics.
- The Aragonese and Spanish Period (XIII Cent. A.D. - XVIII Cent. A.D.):
oppression, poverty, influence on Sardinian culture.
- The Savoy (XVIII Cent. A.D. - XX Cent. A.D.):
rebellions, brief independence.
- Kingdom of Italy and Italian Republic (XX Cent. A.D.):
difficult development, bombing during WWII, Autonomous Region.
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