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SCAMNUM (Muro Tenente) Brindisi, Apulia, Italy.

An ancient Messapic center on the plain of Mesagne 2 km from Latiano. It is now being systematically explored. Its circuit wall is known; a large number of tombs have come to light dating from the 6th c. to the 4th c. B.C. with Messapic inscriptions. The Roman ruins of this native center are believed to correspond to those of ancient Scamnum, which is cited in the Peutinger Table along the Via Appia on the Taranto-Brindisi road, as the last statio before Brindisi.


K. Miller, Itineraria Romana (1916) 343; F. G. Lo Porto in Atti IX Convegno Studi Magna Grecia (1969) 261.


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