Tharros was founded by the Phoenicians in the eighth century. B.C. During the sixth century BC the city experienced a fortification process under the dominion of the Carthaginians and also a period of economic wealth due to trade with Africa, the Iberian peninsula and the city of Massalia.
The Romans conquered and subdued Tharros in 238 BC. and they worked intensely building a rich variety of services such as the thermal baths, the aqueduct and the road network. However, when the Western Roman Empire fell, Tharros went through a critical period: governed first by the Vandals and then by the Byzantines. The Saracen raids finally forced the Byzantines to abandon Sardinia and leave Tharros at the mercy of looters and pirate raids.
Definitely abandoned around the year 1000, the Phoenician thopet and of course the work of Roman domination can still be admired today.