Archaeological Park of the Urban Area

The archaeological area

The archaeological area houses the monumental remains of the city of Metapontum, founded by the Achaeans during the second half of the 7th century. it includes the urban sanctuary, part of the agora and the north-south road axis on which the entire urban layout is based. The sacred area is characterized by templar buildings in Doric style (Temple of Hera and temple of Apollo) and Ionic (temple of Artemis) and by a chapel probably dedicated to Athena, built from the 6th to the 5th century BC. architectural grandeur of the theater which in the fourth century BC replaced an archaic building intended for city assemblies. The Castro Romano develops between the agora and the line of the eastern walls, probably the seat of a Roman military garrison in the third century. B.C


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Località Metaponto Scavi
75012 Bernalda


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