National Geographic : 1916 Aug
Photograph by C. W . Wright BENEATH THE TOMBS OF THE ANCIENTS Viewed from a distance, these holes in the mountain side resemble natural caves, but they are the rock-hewn mausoleums of the "nuraghi," and are known as the "domus de gianas," or houses of the spirits. In contrast to these burial places are the "giants' tombs," crude sar cophagi of the prehistoric inhabitants of Sardinia, from 30 to 40 feet in length and 31 feet wide and high. SARDINIAN BREAD, MADE ONFESTIVE DAYS The bread is a pure white, offine texture, and iskneaded forhours before baking. The fairbakers arewearing their most elaborate cos tumes, reserved for religious festivals and holidays.