The ancient geographer Ptolemy defined nymphaeus portus the splendid, peaceful bay of Porto Conte, today the lovely centre of a beautiful park a few kilometres from Alghero. In this natural harbour - the likes of which is rarely seen - stretching between the promontory of Capo Caccia and Punta Giglio a Nuragic settlement developed around the 14th century BC and was destined to undergo an extraordinary evolution. In the space of just a few centuries, that village, known today as Sant’Imbenia, became one of the major commercial ports of the Mediterranean, where the Phoenicians, Greeks and Etruscans exchanged goods and materials with the local people. Thus, those populations that once came from the sea, assimilated new cultural aspects over time, imported from other ‘peoples of the sea’.