They were ‘abodes for the afterlife’, with decorations created to imitate the homes of the living, in order to maintain a symbolic link with the ancestors and grant them eternal rest in ‘familiar’ environments. Ten domus de Janas make up the necropolis of Santu Pedru, carved out of the trachytic tuff of a hill in the Nurra region during the 4th millennium BC, ten kilometres from Alghero, the ‘capital’ of the Coral Riviera. The collective Nuragic burials occupy the eastern slope of the hill, above which there is a nuraghe with a village of huts, and they remained in use, also for different purposes, until the early Middle Ages.