Sunday, 26 April 2009

Menecrates’ tomb

Who was Menecrates?

He was a famous Greek sculptor who lived in Corfu during the 7th century BC. One of the ancient sights you can visit on the island is his tomb-a cenotaph- which is right in the town.

The tomb should be restored and properly conserved but as it always happens here, it is abandoned along with the site next to it. Since the whole place has historical value-well, almost all the sites on the island have-the town council should do something about that. But I think they have run out of funds once more!

Menecrates' tomb which dates back to the 7th century BC is depicted here:

The lion of Menecrates was found in Corfu near the tomb of Menecrates at Alkinou street in the town. See the lion here:

Learn more about Corfu and the sights you can visit, here:

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