Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

Corinth, Greece

The Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth was constructed between 1931 and 1932, with intentions to display the numerous recent archaeological excavations. It contains an extensive collection of artefacts originally found in Ancient Corinth. The archaeological findings exhibited in the galleries convey the history of various items of sculptures and inscriptions from different time periods and findings.

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The prehistoric gallery contains findings  from various vases and cult figurines, which are physical proof of the intense activity and settlement that occurred in these regions during the prehistoric period.

The Classical gallery contains findings originally from the Geometric, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic City of Corinth.

The Roman gallery contains findings located in the Roman, Byzantine and Frankish city. Numerous sculptures and interesting mosaics found in Roman villas of the Colonia Laus Lulia Corinthiensis are shown in this exhibition. Other unique objects are also present, majority consisting of glazed plates originating from the Byzantine era of the city, as well as from the Frankish rule.

The gallery entitled 'Asklepeion, the healing sanctuary', contains findings situated form the Sanctuary of Asklepios and the Early Christian cemetery. The exhibit includes unique findings from the sanctuary of Asklepios in Ancient Corinth. Majority of these artefacts were clay offerings shaped as human body parts, as well as Byzantine funerary stelae from Corinth's early Christian cemetery.

The Atrium gallery includes a collection of statues, sculptures, Greek and Latin inscriptions as well as findings that serve as proof of the presence of the Judaic community in the Roman city.

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Founded: 1931
Category: Museums in Greece

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Stefano Piviali (2 months ago)
This museum is well worth visiting. While the grounds outside are left a bit dilapidated, inside the building, the artifact are in pristine order, well documented both in Greek and in English. There is a lot to learn about the civilisation that occupied Corinth, each one leaving its mark
Anne-Marie T. (9 months ago)
The museum is fairly small but nicely located in the middle of the ruins. It's been renovated recently and has a lot of explanations for most of its artefacts, explaining life in ancient Corinth in a well structured fashion. Only the final room is lacking explanations.
Pawel Jackowski (10 months ago)
Nice place to see, but €8 can be a bit pricy. Depends on what you like. We didn't like very jumpy workers ? that didn't let to take photos inside the museum. No one uses flash anymore, but photo is not hurting anyone anymore... Its fine for you to scan QR code with smartphone, but nit taking a photo ?️???
ladyginger (10 months ago)
One of the best museums I have visited in Greece! The employees are helpful and percipient, the exhibits are nicely arranged and they are all accompanied with extensive info and, overall, it was totally worth the visit. The site is simply riveting.
Marina Georgop (13 months ago)
Definitely worth visiting and easy to do on a day trip from Athens. Small but packed museum. Lots worth seeing. Don’t miss the mosaics (one above a doorway before the prehistoric room is made with sea pebbles rather than tiles), especially the one with the two bulls - look at it from one side and then from the other - the bull you see from the back is looking in two different directions depending on where you stand. Outdoors site is extremely interesting too - walk where the Apostle Paul walked almost 2000 years ago and see the Vima where he would speak from.
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