Pythagoras and the corner of Via Crispi is visible via a large chamber tomb, placed in proximity of the main streets of the urban fabric and greek considered one of the most important monuments of architecture from the Archaic funerary Taranto (Fine VI - inizi in sec. a.C.). A rectangular plan and completely built and paved in regular blocks carparo, The original structure had a cover with slabs and lintels, also carparo, supported by two Doric columns, aligned to the center of the compartment. The interior space is organized on the model dell'andròn, the banquet hall reserved for the men in the house archaic Greek: the seven sarcophagi, one of which is never used, are arranged - like the beds convivial (le klinai) - Along the walls. In the central area there are copies of the rich set of accompanying, placed outside and inside the sarcophagi. Objects, as well as the structure of the tomb, allude to the representative aspects of aristocratic culture Taranto: athletics, and the symposium. Particular emphasis is reserved, at the center of the burial chamber, all'anfora panatenaica, award bestowed to the winning athletes during the competitions that characterized the festivals celebrated in Athens in honor of the goddess Athena. This extraordinary funerary monument is, then, - By size, plant and equipment - a clear testimony to the high level of social belonging of individuals buried, united in life - like death - from political affinities, cultural and ideological.
Texts from: Greek and Roman archaeological itineraries Taranto. 2013. Scorpio Publisher.