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The Archaeological Museum of Corfu houses findings from excavation sites on the island (Paleopolis, Kanoni, Garitsa, ancient town of Kassiopi) and from excavations in the prefecture of Thesprotia, Epirus. It is housed in a modern building donated by the municipality of Corfu, in Vraila Armeni street, close to the bay of Garitsa.

Pride of place goes to the fabulous Gorgon Pediment, a 5th Century BC carving which once adorned the Temple of Artemis at Kanoni. This is one of the best preserved Archaic sculptures in Greece. The 56 foot long frieze depicts the snake-haired gorgon, Medusa, flanked by giant lion-like figures and her children, Chrysaor, and (almost invisible) Pegasus, the flying horse. Other important exhibits include three funerary monuments from the cemetery of the ancient town of Corfu dating from the 6th century BC. One of the most beautiful exhibits in the museum is the archaic lion which was found near Menecrates' tomb and which dates from the 7th century BC. There are also finds from the temple of Hera and the temple of Apollo which were found on the Mon Repos estate.

 
 

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