Corfu museums

Archeological museum of Corfu: it lies in the capital and it was inaugurated in 1967. In the lobby small bronze statues are displayed dated from Archaic to Roman times. In the room of the ground floor lie some tomb findings of Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic times, as well as a rich collection of coins. There are also some tomb vases of the 7th and 6th century BC. In another room the visitor can see the lion of Menecrates which is a sculpture of a lion. There are some Corinthian vases, clay figurines and small statues also. There is also the pediment of Gorgous that has a width of 17 meters and a height of 3.2 meters. That pediment is the most ancient stone pediment and it stood in the Dorian temple of Artemis. There is also another pediment on display which represents an unknown myth (500 BC). The rest of the exhibits of the museum come from sanctuaries that were excavated in Mon Repo estate. There are also 13 almost identical clay figurines of Artemis that were found in the sanctuary of Artemis.

Museum of Antivouniotissa: IT is dedicated in the post Byzantine art and it is housed in the temple of Mother of God Antivouniotissa. The temple is dated back to the 15th century AD and is one of the very few that have been preserved. The collection contains 90 icons. The collection shows that role that Corfu played in the development of Greek Ecclesial painting after the fall of Rethymno to the Turks in 1646 AD, when the painters found refugee in Corfu or passed from Corfu.

Archeological Museum of Paleopolis: it is housed in the mansion of Mon Repo and it includes findings from excavations in Paleopoli area from the Archaic to Roman period. The building was built in 1828-31 AD under British occupation. Despite the luxury that is profound and the excellent natural environment the architecture of the building is simple and follows neoclassical patterns. Among other displayed items there are also items that are about the building itself such as paintings and furniture.

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