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Sa Cudia Cremada is a Talayotic era settlement with three talayots, a taula enclosure, a hypogeum or artificial cave with six columns, a well and remains of a cyclopean wall, typical of the era.The rest of the taula enclosure lies between two of the talayots, both circular in shape. One still has its ground floor portal leading to an inner room, part of which has collapsed.

Sa Cudia Cremada talayotic settlement

Sa Cudia Cremada is a Talayotic era settlement with three talayots, a taula enclosure, a hypogeum or artificial cave with six columns, a well and remains of a cyclopean wall, typical of the era.The rest of the taula enclosure lies between two of the talayots, both circular in shape. One still has its ground floor portal leading to an inner room, part of which has collapsed.



 
Detailed description

The Sa Cudia Cremada talayotic settlement has three extant talayots, a taula enclosure, a hypogeum with six columns, an adapted natural cave and remains of a cyclopean wall typical of the era. Vegetation and loose stones conceal many other constructions of indeterminate use.

The talayots are circular, and the most eastern has a portal in its base.

In a depression in the ground, on a kind of raft or silo, is a well that may be prehistoric in origin, with the shaft and troughs of dry-stone walling covered with a talayotic type slab.

Classification:
Talayotic settlement.

Municipality:
Maó.

Chronological period:
Talayotic Bronze Age - Talayotic Iron Age.

Objects found:
- Talayotic hand mills.
- Talayotic, punic, iberian, roman and mediaeval islamic pottery.

Constructions:
- Taula sanctuary.
- Talayotic dwellings.
- Hypogeums.
- Talayots.

 
Archaeological interventions

 
Legal protections

Ministry of Education and Science. Prehistoric and proto-historic monuments of the island of Minorca (IMPP). No. 1900. 1966.Ministry of Culture of the Balearic Islands Government. Archaeological charts of the Balearic Islands. Archaeological Site Conservation Plan. 07703 - Maó. No. 5-45. 1990.?Town Council of Maó. Archaeological and Ethnological Heritage Protection Inventory of the municipal area of Maó. No. 45. 1986.

 
Bibliography

ANGLADA, M.; BRAVO, C. & RIUDAVETS, I. 2016. Les excavacions en el recinte de taula de sa Cudia Cremada. Àmbit. Revista de Cultura, 38: 4-7.

HERNÁNDEZ SANZ, F. 1897. Notas arqueológicas. Monumentos megalíticos de “Sa Cudia cremada”, “Talatí de Dalt”, “Torelló”, “Torrellisá” y “Son Na Cassana”. Revista de Menorca, .

SASTRE, J. 1976. Ensayo de clasificación de las placas de piedra menorquinas. Mayurqa, 16: 277-298.

TORE, G. & PLANTALAMOR, L. 2012. Di alcune stele da Sa Cudia Cremada Vella (Maó-Baleari) : note a margine di una presenza punica a Minorca. In DEL VAIS, C. (ed.), Epi oinopa ponton : studi sul Mediterraneo antico in ricordo di Giovanni Tore. Oristano: S’Alvure: 59-68.

 
Practical information

Access:
Maó - Airport road. km. 1,370.

Parking:
Yes

Visits:
Visits arranged via the web site:
http://www.cudiacremada.com

Ownership and management:
Private. 

 

 
 
 
Consell Insular de Menorca Govern Illes Balears
MINORCA TALAYOTIC - World Heritage Nomination
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