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Museum of Delphi

The first Museum of Delphi was built in 1903 on the plans of the French architect Tournaire and was later incorporated in a larger edifice, constructed in 1938. The rearrangement of the exhibition was carried out gradually and was finally completed in 1980. In 1974, a new room was added for the exhibition of the gold and ivory finds from the sanctuary. A project for the further enlargement of the museum, which has improved the display of the finds as well as the appearance of the building, has already been made by the Ministry of Culture. The museum is actually an integral part of the sanctuary and contains exclusively finds from the site of Delphi, mostly offerings and architectural parts.

Marble Statue of Aghias

He was an athlete of the Pankration (a kind of wrestling), famous for his victories in the 5th century B.C. It is a copy of a bronze original which was made by Lysippos and belongs to the group of statues offered to Apollo by the Thessalian Daochos II, the hieromnemon (representative) of Thessaly in the Amphictyonic League of Delphi.

Cleobis and Biton

Archaic statues representing two brothers from Argos, Cleobis and Biton or, according to a second interpretation, the Dioskouroi. They are the work of the Argive sculptor (Poly)medes. Dated between 610 and 580 B.C.

Treasury of the Siphnians

The frieze from the Treasury of the Siphnians decorated with relief representations of mythological scenes. On the north side, which is the finest and best preserved, there is a representation of Gigantomachy, the war of the gods of Olympus against the Giants. It is a wonderful specimen of the mature Archaic art, dated to 525 B.C.


The Romans at battle, note the assisting Lion.

The Charioteer

Bronze statue of a Charioteer, originally belonging to a larger group which represented a chariot drawn by four horses. It was dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. when he won the chariot-race at the Pythian Games. This incomparable statue is a representative example of the ''severe'' Attic style, certainly the work of a major artist.

White-ground Kylix

This piece is decorated with a unique representation of Apollo. The god is seated on a stool, holds his lyre in his left hand and with his right pours the libation from a bowl. It is the work of an unknown skilled painter, dated to 480-470 B.C.

Chryselephantine Statues

Two life-size heads made of ivory and gold, from the chryselephantine statues of gods, interpreted as Apollo and Artemis.

Statue of Apollo

Circa 450 B.C.

Guilded Bull

Circa 350 B.C.

Jade Bowl

Circa 200 B.C.

Mythical Cat

Circa 450 B.C.

Roman Helments

Circa 400 B.C.

Roman Weapons

Circa 350 B.C.


Circa 400 B.C.

Roman Vase

Circa 300 B.C.

Video: Treasury of the Siphnians