The Archaeological Museum of Corfu is a tiny museum, specially when you compare them to the museums in London, New York, Madrid, Berlin, and other major cities. Its not tiny, its very cute but it spoke to me. Hardly 4 rooms but it was well worthwhile. Seriously good, if you get a chance, do go take a dekko at it.
Objects made out of bone for domestic use like knitting, handles, stylus, etc.
Then moved into the 3rd room, these are bronze plates proclaiming foreigners who offered services to the city.
The next room is lined with more display cases with vases, implements and statutes which were found in various locations over Corfu.
A strange carving of a lion, 7th century BC.
I move back into the landing where these large funerary and storage jars are kept, plus this fascinating stele. Strangely enough, there is no description of what it is about.
Then I move into the last chamber (photography is prohibited here for some reason, but what the hell…)
Some stuff they found in tombs whose layout is shown on the wall.
A row of heads, found inside the graves. I wonder what they were for?
Warriors in Bronze.
Corfu has had a brilliant history, going back to pre-Grecian times to the Roman times to the Scicilians to the Venetians to the French and then to the British and then to the Greeks, then to the Italians in WW2 and then the Germans in WW2 and then back to Greece after WW2.
Corfu has an amazing history, one big surprise to me was to learn how hard it fought against the Ottomans, perhaps more strongly and longer than the fight at Vienna. People remember Vienna and they remember Tours but very rarely people remember Corfu, the place which gave a bloody nose to the Ottomans, not just once but many times. Quite impressive indeed, for this tiny island to kick off the imperial Ottomans regularly. This was primarily because of the excellent fortifications that the Venetians did and is the subject of the next photo essay.