Archaeological Museum of St. Scholastica
The Archaeological Museum of St. Scholastica is located in the center of Bari in the seat of the ancient monastery of St. Scholastica. The Museum houses a collection of artifacts of indigenous civilizations of the Daunia regions, Messapia and Peucezia. The finds date back to periods ranging from prehistoric times to the Bronze Age, as well as from the Greek period jewelry, Byzantine, Arab-Norman and medieval. The museum exhibition is divided into sections which made it possible to create a path that winds around the monastery. The first section covers the Byzantine Bari with the details of the testimonies of monastic life in the buildings found during the excavations. The media help in the reading of the architectural and artistic heritage. The collection dedicated to archeology in Bari area and holds the relics found in the St. Scholastica site. Among the characteristics we find pottery works, the funeral of the archaic and classical age. A section gathers significant finds in the history of the Archaeological Museum in Bari, such as: the crater with red figures, the funerary objects from the Archaic period, the dolmen of Chinca of Bisceglie and many Roman and medieval coins. Today the museum is home to important conferences, seminars and exhibitions related to the early history of the city.