Luogo - Museum
Museo Civico del Territorio Santa Parasceve
Where Corso Vittorio Emanuele , 95, Ginosa (Taranto)
The Saint Parasceve Public Museum of Ginosa, accommodates a vast archaeological heritage found in the city and is referable to different ages. Some archaeological research has in fact revealed human habitation as early as the Middle Palaeolithic age, in an advanced stage of the Mousterian culture. Dating back to the VI-II sec. B.C. is the peuceta culture and from this comes numerous findings, including Apulian craters, epichysis and kyathon etc. Also evident is the existence of a Roman municipium, the ancient Genusia, probably located in the Plain of Madonna Dattoli, which includes a slate patronatus, dated 395 A.D. In late antiquity, the city began to build up to the banks of the ravine near the rocky village of the “Casale e della Rivolta”, which would progress to Majolica and the production of Laertina. At the end of the 11th century, the Benedictine monastery of Santa Parasceve was constructed under Norman domination, achromatic ceramic , glazed ceramics and so-called ’dual bath’ ceramic findings date back to this period.