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Sep 18, 2020, 7 tweets

To the Archaeological Museum of Corfu!

Lower mandible of a hippopotamus (c. 100,000 years old).

I believe the only species of mammal endemic to a Mediterranean island not to have been wiped out by humans is a tiny mouse on Cyprus (Mus cypriacus). #Corfu

Medusa & her cats.

“Mortgage for a house between two women. 1st half of the 2nd c. BC.”

The Corfiote party scene, 500 BC. More cats...

Silenus on a donkey. Artemis on a panther.

Rabbit, from the grave of a child (late 4th c. BC)

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