Maps of the Antique
Pottery and ceramics
GNATHIA: SOME DATES
14th-12th century B.C.: first settlements.
11th century B.C: arrival of the lapyges, an illyrian settlement, which divided later into Daunians, Peucetians and Messapians.
5th century B.C.: Messapians build a half-circular wall to protect the peninsula.
Towards 420 B.C.: Strabon visits Gnathia.
6th – 3rd century B.C: Embellishment of the city, at the foot of the acropolis, in hellenistic style.
266 B.C.: The Romans occupy Gnathia.
38 B.C.: The Latin poet Horace visits the city.
109 B.C.: Emperor Trajan builds the Via Traiana, a modern and more convenient road connecting Rome to Brindisi.
411: the Visigoths, and later the Vandals, occupy Gnathia. The Ostrogoths, according to certain sources, finish its destruction towards 545.
19th century: Excavation of Messapian necropolis, creating of the expression “style of Gnathia”.