It is also known as sa domu ‘e s’orku, ‘the house of the ogre, the monster’, a name common to numerous Nuragic funereal monuments arising from the idea that large, evil monstrous beings dwell there. The majestic and well-preserved is Concias Giants’ tomb is the archaeological symbol of Quartucciu, a town in the hinterland of Cagliari. It sits at an altitude of 350 metres in an area called San Pietro Paradiso, not far from a little country church named after him, along the road that leads to the top of Mont’e Cresia inside the large and beautiful Sette Fratelli Park. The atmosphere around the burial spot exudes something mystical and esoteric, a legacy of the archaic cult of ancestors and prehistoric rites that thousands of years ago Nuragic priests and their followers practiced in the area in front of the exedra, made up of sacred blocks of stone.
The monument has been dated to the Middle and Recent Bronze Age and has the typical rectangular shape with an ample half-circle exedra made of rows of granite stones that decrease their size from the sides to the centre. At the entranceway you'll notice two doorjambs under an architrave and a granite bethel, a symbol of fertility that was found during the excavations. The internal chamber is about eight meters long. It has projecting rows and the height diminishes towards the base of the apse, down to about 1.7 metres. Near the massive stone door slab you will see a rectangular counter, likely used to place offerings. The floor is flattened rock. As you explore the area around the tomb you will see three cavities dug into the bedrock and encircled with stones: they are hearths or small votive wells for offerings during funeral rites.
The site sits on the western slope of the Sette Fratelli mountain range inside a 60,000-hectare park. It is a veritable green lung with some 10,000 hectares of it occupied by forests. There are many walking trails and holm oak trees reign here, alongside cork oaks, downy oaks, Spanish broom and an undergrowth of strawberry trees, thyme, heather and lavender bushes. In addition to the deer, the fauna includes wild boar, hares, martens, eagles and peregrine falcons. From the highest peaks, like punta Serpeddì, the view reaches all the way to the Golfo degli Angeli (Gulf of Angels). The park is also home to other archaeological treasures. Just to the east of is Concias is the single towered nuraghe known as sa Fraigada, which encompasses rocky outcrops, while further along is su Fromigosu, a complex nuraghe fenced in by a wall with numerous towers.