The ancient worlds:  

Maps of the Antique
Mediterranean Sea



     Magna Graecia


     Some dates
     Archaeological sites
     Pottery and ceramics



Daunians and more generally speaking Iapyges did not practise writing, thus their history is very little known. The dates below report to the general history of Apulia.

14th to 12th century B.C.: first settlements.

11th century B.C: arrival of the lapyges, an illyrian settlement, which divides later into Daunians, Peucetians and Messapians.

3rd century B.C: the Romans occupy Daunia.

109 A.D.: the emperor Trajan builds the Via Traiana, a modern way to connect Rome to Brindisi more easily than by the old via Appia