The necropolis of Pranu Mutteddu is one of the most important funerary areas of pre-Nuragic Sardinia and is located near Goni, a small village in the province of South Sardinia. The complex has the highest known concentration of menhirs (large standing stones) and megaliths in Sardinia (about sixty, variously distributed in pairs, groups or arrays), two megalithic tombs and a Domus de Janas surrounded by stone circles. Domus de Janas (Sardinian: “House of the Fairies” or of the “Witches”) are a type of pre-Nuragic chamber tombs found in Sardinia. They consist of several chambers quarried out, resembling houses in their layout.
The site was used from the early Chalcolithic Period (late 5th millennium BC to early 3rd millennium BC) to the time of the Ozieri Culture, a prehistoric, pre-Nuragic culture that lived in Sardinia from circa 3200 to 2800 BC.
Carahunge (aka Zorats Karer, Karahunj, Quarahunj, Carenish or Armenian Stonehenge) is a prehistoric archaeological necropolis near the town of Sisian in the Syunik Province of Armenia that dates from the Middle Bronze Age to the Iron Age.
The name Carahunge is derived from two Armenian words: car (or kar) (Armenian: քար), meaning ‘stone’, and hunge or hoonch (Armenian: հունչ), meaning 'sound’. Thus the name Carahunge means 'Speaking Stones’. This interpretation is related to the fact that the stones make whistling sounds on a windy day, presumably because of multiple reach-through holes bored under different angles into the stones in prehistoric times. About 80 of the stones feature a circular hole, although only 37 of the stones, with 47 holes, are still standing. They have been of interest to Russian and Armenian archaeoastronomers who have suggested that the standing stones could have been used for astronomical observation.
The site is rich with stone circles, burial cists and standing stones (menhirs). There are a total of 223 basalt stones. Their heights measured from above the ground range from 1.6 to 9.8 feet (0.5 to 3 m) and they weigh up to 10 tons.
A great stone ruins that repairs itself over time. The locals believe that something catastrophic might happen if it ever finishes itself, and work tirelessly to destroy and deface it. Prophetic carvings show horrifying monsters defending the ruins, and people are disappearing, but nobody has ever seen the monsters.
Staique Stone Fort is located three miles west of Sneem, on the Iveragh peninsula. The fort is thought to have been built during the late Iron Age around 300 to 400 AD. It is at the head of a valley opening south to the sea and is surrounded by a ditch. The fort’s walls are up to 18 ft (5.5 m) high in places, 13 ft (4 m) thick at the bottom and 90 ft (27.4 m) in diameter. One of the most interesting things about the fort is that there are ten flights of steps, built in an X shape, along the circular internal wall giving access to the top of the rampart. Staigue represents a considerable feat in engineering since it was built without the use of mortar.
There is evidence that copper was excavated in the surrounding area and it appears that the fort may have been a place of worship, an observatory and a place of defense.
Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh who was buried in a lavish tomb filled with gold artifacts in the Valley of the Kings. He reigned from the age of 8 or 9 until his death at 17. He is known mainly for his extravagant tomb, but in life the only notable mark he made was undoing his father’s mistakes.
Yellowmead Stone Circle is a Bronze Age concentric stone circle consisting of four rings of stones set within one another. The largest is 98 feet (20 m) wide and the smallest, 19 feet (6 m). It is located on Yellowmead Down near Sheepstor. The circles once encircled a burial cairn, although this is now barely visible.
The interview was over an hour long so here’s some that Demi revealed.
Demi wants Tell Me You Love Me to be a living album and will release more music in a few months before tour. This may be in the form of an EP or as added tracks to the album.
Two yet to be released songs are Who Do You Love? and Keep theSecret. They didn’t make the cut for TMYLM but Demi may release them later.
Demi said she laughs at the theories behind Ruin the Friendship, and mentioned Joe as one she’s heard. When the interviewer and fans brought up Nick Jonas she said “oh” and laughed it off. She says she’ll never say who it’s about unless she were to end up with the person. She said the same for Stone Cold.
Daddy Issues is about how her abandonment issues from her birth father ended up affecting her relationships. She feels she sometimes falls for people who would easily leave her. She hopes some people can relate to the song.
Smoke & Mirrors almost didn’t make the album because it was supposed to be a duet, and the person they were working with couldn’t do it because they had asked too late for them to meet the album deadline. Demi said she doesn’t like it as much with just her voice.
Demi cried in the studio when recording Smoke & Mirrors. She said she was also emotional when recording Tell Me You Love Me and Lonely, but not to the same extent.
The Sorry Not Sorry music video was based on a house party she had in March. She had her team invite a bunch of people because she wanted to “meet some cuties”
Demi plans on doing a world tour next year, which will definitely include European stops. She does not have dates finalized yet.
She enjoys acoustic performances and small, intimate venues. She wants this tour to have big production and dancers, but also more stripped down and acoustic portions.
Simply Complicated gets to address some things she hasn’t gotten to talk about before. It’ll show some of her issues she still deals with, and her album process. They shot some acoustic performance footage.
Demi had to call her therapist after seeing the Noah Michelson article in Huffington Post (she didn’t mention the article by name but described the situation). She said she hasn’t been used to people attacking her on social lately, so it really struck her. She says she is most defensive when people attack what she believes in or her character.
Demi said she almost passed out while filming the Stone Cold video because the bathwater was so hot.
Cool for the Summer was a really long video shoot in downtown LA.
She was disappointed the last few years with charts and being #2, but since her Grammy nomination, she’s trying not to pay as much attention. She is thankful that Tell Me You Love Me is #1 on iTunes, but she doesn’t expect it to be a #1 Billboard album.
Demi loves Cardi B. They’re Instagram buddies, but they have not met. She’d love to collab.
Demi has tried to collab with Ariana Grande for a while now, but the two haven’t been able to find a song right for two girls.
Demi heavily alluded to an upcoming Spanish collab with Luis Fonsi.
Demi doesn’t have any acting projects right now. “I’m better at singing than acting because you know, I did Camp Rock. It’s not the most credible thing for my resume.”
Demi and French Montana call each other “baby mama” and “baby daddy” for no reason
Kelly Clarkson, French Montana and Designer, and Luis Fonsi all gave Demi and TMYLM video shout outs
Demi has three days off after today during which she says she’ll veg out and watch crime shows. She is currently enjoys Ozark and Black Mirror.
Then she’s back in New York for a week to promote her documentary.