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Archaeological Sites Parco Archeologico di Egnazia

Immagine di Parco Archeologico di Egnazia

Strada Statale 379 uscita Fasano-Savelletri - Fasano [Map]

  • 8.30-17.30 Marzo
  • 8.30-19.15 Aprile-Settembre
  • 8.30-18.00 Ottobre
  • 8.30-16.30 Novembre/Febbraio

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The history of ancient GNATHIA unfolds over many centuries. The first settlement, consisting of a village of huts, was built in the fifteenth century. a. C. (Bronze Age). In the eleventh century. a. C. (Iron Age), there was an invasion of people from the Balkan, the Japigi, while in the eighth century. a. C. begins the Messapic phase that will end with the Roman occupation occurred since the third century. a. C.

The city first became part of the republic and later of the Roman Empire decaying along with it. The mighty walls of defense and necropolis (as well as graves and tombs) and monumental chamber tombs are decorated with fine frescoes and witness the Messapic phase of Egnazia. The city excavated only partially retains the remains dating back to the Roman period. Noteworthy are the remains of Trajan Road, Civil Basilica of the classroom of the Three Graces, the Shrine of the Oriental gods, the amphitheater, the forum. Perfectly preserved cryptoporticus. There are also two early Christian basilicas, with original mosaic floor.



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