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The Museum is located beneath the Baroque Cathedral and the exhibition takes place among the archaeological ruins. After the restoration of several rooms, some huts from the Bronze Age and tombs dating from the fifth to third centuries BC, a medieval burial ground and the remains of the crypt of the Romanesque cathedral, came to light. In the exhibition the visitor can admire a rich collection of archaeological finds, the beautiful sculptures that survived the destruction of the Romanesque Cathedral, a sixteenth-century illuminated cross and crucifixes and statues ranging from the fourteenth t
The Museum in the Castle of Charles V of Monopoli was founded in 2010 in order to create a landmark for the city of Monopoli while protecting, preserving and exposing the historical evidence of the city and its relationship with the sea, from the Bronze Age to the early nineteenth century. The museum has started a collection of significant findings on the subject, that were previously stored at the municipal warehouses and were therefore unusable. The museum aims to be an important international showcase for the city of Monopoli, enhancing a rarely considered field of archaeology and the link
The Museum, adjacent to the Cathedral was established on 29th June 2002, in the former Episcopal Seminary, founded in 1668 by Bishop Joseph Cavalieri. Throughout the exhibition you trace the emerging political and cultural events that succeeded over the centuries in Monopoli, from the “Byzantine” past witnessed by the icon of the Madonna della Madia, the Swabian and Angevin period, the relations with the Aragonese in Naples to the strong bond that at least for two centuries, tied the city to Venice, to the cultural debt against the viceroy and later to the Kingdom of Naples. Paintings by Lazza