It was one of the most important and prestigious sanctuaries for the tribes of the Recent and Final Bronze Age (12th-9th century BC), who gathered here to celebrate the rituals of the cult of the waters. The sanctuary-village of Abini has characteristics that make it fascinating, mysterious and fundamental in trying to understand the religiosity of the ancient Nuragic peoples. It is located in a valley ten kilometres from Teti, a picturesque village in Barbagia Mandrolisai, a short distance from the banks of the Taloro river and along the transhumance routes towards the plains of Ottana and Campidano. The absence of defensive buildings, the abundance of water and exploitable resources and the position on a connecting road suggest that the sanctuary was a peaceful place of holiness and devotion for numerous proto-Sardinian tribes, as is evident in the considerable size of the site and the enormous quantity and quality of precious votive objects found during the excavations.