National Museum And Archaeological Park
Egnazia Archeological Park , inserted in a pleasant natural and environmental context,è one of the più interesting of Puglia. The cityà ;, mentioned by classical authors to its privileged geographical position, was   strategic commercial port, the connection between West and East . The first allocation was built in   sixteenth century BC, and held, continuityà living up to’ età Iron when the whole territory of Puglia was inhabited by Iapigi . Around at the end of the sixth century. BC, Egnatia is connot memorize options as a settlement of the Messapia , corresponding to the current provinces of Brindisi and Lecce. As of the third century. BC, the Roman presence in the territory, the cityà it turns into memorize options and century. BC ì acquis; the municipal status, assuming great importance due to the presence of the port and via Traiana . From the sixth century. A.D. the lower part of’ town was gradually abandoned and the allocation continued memorize options on’ Acropolis , until the thirteenth secolo.Della phase messapica of Egnatia remain the mighty walls of defense and necropolis , with graves, semi-chamber and monumental chamber tombs. Of cityà Roman you can see the remains of the Via Traiana , the Civil Basilica with’ hall of the Three Graces Sacello of the godsà Eastern, the porticoed square, the cryptoporticus and baths . Among the buildings for Christian worship, which arose between the fourth and sixth centuries. AD, include the Basilica Episcopal with baptistry and Basilica Southern , originally paved with mosaic .The museum built in 1975 to’ outside the city walls of’ old gnathia , on the edge of western necropolis, has received since 1981 a number of temporary exhibitions , while also maintaining a permanent educational exhibition on "Egnazia, history and monuments" .The exhibition , divided in 7 sections, narrates the events that have characterized the archaeological research in Egnatia and l’ historical evolution of the site from the sixteenth century. B.C. until the thirteenth century A.D. of’ abandonment era. The artefacts and images illustrate the peculiaritiesà that characterized the first settlement of huts in’ età Bronze , l’ influence of the culture Iapigia and messapica , Roman phase and the Early Christian , with the cityà that becomes a bishopric. L’ last section collects evidence about the presence Lombard and the last traces of frequenting of’ area. The exhibits come from excavations in’ settlement and necropolis of Egnazia, but also from the area.