Thursday, 29 January 2009

Corfu villa holidays get a taste of archaeology

According to What's On When, the museum includes a number of important discoveries related to the history of the island.

Originally built in the 1960s to house sculptures from the Temple of Artemis, the museum has been expanded since to incorporate more recent finds.

Constructed for Diana, the Greek goddess of hunting, nature and fertility, the Temple of Artemis now exists only in relics that can be viewed on Corfu villa holidays.

"I have seen the walls and Hanging Gardens of ancient Babylon, the statue of Olympian Zeus, the Colossus of Rhodes, the mighty work of the high Pyramids and the tomb of Mausolus. But when I saw the temple at Ephesus rising to the clouds, all these other wonders were put in the shade," the website quotes Philon of Byzantium as saying.

Located just off the west coast of Greece, Corfu is renowned for its mild climate and lush vegetation.

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