Archaeological Museum

Established between the years 1962-1965 in order to elevate the Temple of Artemis sculptures. The collections include works from the excavations of the ancient city of Corfu Kassiopi and from the excavations of Thesprotia. 

One of the most important exhibits of the museum is the pediment of the Gorgon, which was discovered in 1911 in the area of St. Theodore.

Description of Report

Ground floor In the area exposed small part of the museum’s exhibition includes sculptures, bronze statues, artifacts from looting. Over and above the ground floor small part of the permanent exhibition is the ticket office and museum stores, as well as the control room of the closed circuit monitoring and restrooms. Visitors coming to the first floor by elevator or by staircase, where in the meantime installed maps with topographical-chronological data for the habitation of the island and Corfu town from the Stone Age to Roman times. 

The first floor consists of four rooms and a hall hosting the bulk of the permanent exhibition of the Museum. Largest room is the West, the Hall of Gorgon-called because here exposed both monumental and impressive gable and other architectural remains of the Temple of Artemis, which is the dominant cult of ancient Corfu. 

Hall first floor Hall is devoted to finds from ancient cemeteries. 

South Hall In this room the most impressive exhibit is the so-called “Lion of Menekratis” dating back to the end of the 7th century. B.C. In the hall also hosts various exhibits of different periods from all over the island. 

West – Hall of Gorgon The room includes mainly sculptures and architectural elements from the Temple of Artemis at Saint Theodoros. Dominates and impresses the gable of Gorgo, Corinthian art, adorned the west side of the great Doric temple and is the oldest surviving stone gable which stands for both the art and the volume (total width of 17 m. And a height of 3,18m. ) 

North hall hosts a major exhibit of the museum, the left part of a poros pediment from the Figareto area dates back to around 500 BC Illustrates dionysiac symposium where Dionysus part and a teenager lying on a bed (probably son Oinopion). In the same area exposed finds from the excavations at Mon Repos estate where were the temples of ancient Corfu, sculptures Hellenistic and Roman and other antiquities. Room resulting from the conversion of the atrium on the first floor indoors. 

Exposed objects from excavations of the cemetery of the ancient city of Corfu and from the cemetery in northern Corfu, Corfu coins and currencies from other cities found in the excavations on the island, traffic tables of ancient Corfiot currencies, and findings from the laboratory pottery of the ancient city of Corfu in Figareto area. 

The first floor consists of four rooms and a hall hosting the bulk of the permanent exhibition of the Museum. Largest room is the West, the Hall of Gorgon-called because here exposed both monumental and impressive gable and other architectural remains of the Temple of Artemis, which is the dominant cult of ancient Corfu.


Braila Armeni 1. Tel. +30 26610 30680.

 

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