Archaeological Museum of Rhodes

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Housed in what used to be the Grand Hospital of the Knights of the Order of St. John– launched on an initiative of Grand Master Jean de Lastic although completed some 50 years later, during the mandate of Grand Master d’Aubusson – this Museum harbours some very interesting findings,  most of which were unearthed as of archaeological excavations carried out during the Italian rule, both on Rhodes and on other islands in the area. The halls of the premises – namely the main infirmary, the refectory and some 15 rooms around them – have been converted to showcases of numerous objects – coins, pieces of jewellery and a multitude of dating from as far back as 9th century BC. Also on show are works of sculpture from the Hellenistic period – for instance: the statue of Demure Aphrodite and that of Goddess Victory – as well as findings dating from the time of the Knights, such as emblems, tomb stones and even the roman-style sarcophagus of Grand Master Corneillan.

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