Museo Archeologico di Bari

Archaeological Museum of Bari:

Opened at the end of the nineteenth century the Archaeological Museum displays more than 30,000 items including ceramics and daunea apula of Greek black-painted with red figures, and Corinthian and Attic Greek pottery, sculptures in stone and bronze coins from various periods. In addition, Greek and Latin inscriptions, ancient gems in bone and ivory, amber and glass ornaments.

The Archaeological Museum in Bari on display in the halls exhibits that cover a time span much wider view of the continuing occupation of Man of Apulia over the millennia.

Findings by sector:

  • prehistoric material including stone tools, pottery imprinted;
  • geometric indigenous pottery dauna, peuceta and messapica;
  • Apulian pottery of Greek black-painted, overpainted, and red-figure style gnathia;
  • Greek pottery, Corinthian and Attic;
  • figurative and architectural pottery;
  • sculptures in stone;
  • bronze including vessels, weapons, armor, tools;
  • jewelery;
  • inscriptions in Greek and Latin;
  • Greek coins, Roman, Byzantine, medieval and modern;
  • engraved gems;
  • objects of bone and ivory;
  • glass and amber.

Storia Founded in 1875 by the Provincial Archaeological Museum was born thanks to the acquisition of a core of archaeological finds belonging to the prof. Nitto De Rossi Technical Institute of Bari. Yet the public opening took place only in 1890 in the headquarters building of the University, where he remained until 2000; in this weary time of more than a century, the museum grew to collection importance and as a result of significant bequests and purchases, thanks to funding from new excavations on the territory of Puglia.

Between purchases and bequests is reminiscent of the findings of the tomb canosini Varrese, the collection Polese, the coin cabinet Maselli. Mnetre crucial for the excavations were those conducted between the late 70s and the late 80s in Conversano, Monte Sannace, Turi, Rutigliano, Acquaviva delle Fonti, Canosa.

In 2001, the Province regained the direct management of the museum (sold in 1957) transferred the seat and collections of artifacts in the complex of St. Scholastica in the old town of Bari.

For the past few years has also provided an electronic database that allows direct consultation in digital format of the inventory cards with text and pictures of each archaeological museum.

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