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The Archaeological Museum of Delphi is located next to the excavated Archaeological Site, the Sanctuary of Apollo, and was first built in 1903. The bio-climatic Museum building is small in size, yet, rich in content since its contemporary exhibition consists of the original masterpieces found at Delphi by the French School of Archaeology towards the end of the 19th century.

The Archaeological sites of Delphi:

The Oracle of Delphi or Apollo’s Sanctuary: starting from the ancient Roman Market to the ancient Stadium. On the way, travelers pass by the Athenian’s Treasury, the polygonal wall, the Temple of Apollo, and the Theater

The Castalian Spring by the modern street

The Gymnasium

The site of Athena Pronaia where the Tholos building is located

The highlights are considered to be:

The Naxian Sphinx: an archaic Greek Sphinx, a Naxian offering to the God Apollo. Made of marble, originally 36 feet tall, inspiring guests recall the riddle of the Sphinx in the famous story of King Oedipus

The Kouroi statues, well preserved and highly impressive

The unique gold-ivory statues found accidentally by the archaeologists in 1939 underneath the so-called Sacred Way

The printed form of musical notation, from the 2nd century BC

The famous symbol marking the centre of the world that is the Navel Stone

One of the best-preserved statue of Antinoos (2nd AD)

The Charioteer of Delphi, an original bronze statue in almost perfect condition with original eyes and well-preserved details, like his veins and his eyelashes (5th BC)