The Palmavera Nuraghe is a nuraghic kingdom. Over 3,000 years ago it was inhabited by a king who ruled over a large village - a good, democratic king who would call together the tribal chiefs in the "meeting hut" before making an important decision. The nuraghe interiors show public use of the structure and suggest an authentic democratic nuraghic organisation existed. But what did this surprising "nuraghe Parliament" decide?
We can only imagine. Probably the matters were very similar to modern ones, i.e. internal needs, external trade and maybe defence strategies against local tribes.
The history of this nuraghe and its village is a little complicated: from the 15th to 10th Centuries B.C. the central tower and some huts were built; around the 9th Century B.C. a second tower, the corridor, the large hut and other huts around; between the 9th and 8th Centuries B.C. the outer wall was built.
The nuraghe was finally abandoned at the end of the 8th Century B.C. Why? We do not know; this is one of the many mysteries...