Monday, September 6, 2010

Archaeological Museum

Located near the sea front,
just behind Corfu Palace hotel,
the Archaeological Museum has become
one of the most notable institutions in Greece
- originally founded in 1960s to display
finds from the ancient Temple of Artemis
Dionysus Pediment
- depicting a meeting of ancient Greek officials
who are surrounded by their animals
and possessions
- good eample of 5th-century-BC workmanship
Gorgon Medusa Pediment
- originally part of the Temple of Artemis
- it's a stunning 17-m-lng frieze!
- the snake-haired Medusa and her children
- dates from around 590 BC
Not so interested in ancient things & ruins,
but this museum was quite fascinating
and easy to handle!

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