The Necropolis of San Magno

It is a necropolis of barrow sepulchers that have been found near the city of Corato, 13 km in the southwest direction. Its central area extends for 2 km in the north-south direction and for 1 km in the east-west direction.

The tombs are mainly structured with a rectangular wide casket (“cista”) surrounded by megalithic blocks of stones that remember the dolmen-type tombs of the late Bronze age.

In the tombs have been found some bronze and iron objects, besides some plates both colorless and painted with fine clay using geometric art. The example that stands out among all the rests is a Greek-oriental cup from the sepulcher n. 12 which dates back to the late VII and the early VI century B.C. This was an imported product imitating the local Metaponto style as there are many similarities with the vase complexes from the Matera territory.

Other interesting examples are a filter vase fragment, handles and some horned accessories. (informazioni tratte dal sito