The origin of the name for this magnificent Corfu fortress is not completely clear; some historians mention that in 1214 Michael I Komninos, priest of Epirus, sometimes called Michael Angelos, annexed Corfu to Epirus and following his death, his son Michael Angelos II, further fortified the area and named it after himself and his father, Angelokastro (castle of Angels).
Angelokastro is one of the most important fortified complexes of Byzantine Corfu.
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In Corfu Archaeological Museum there are finds on exhibit of great archaeological and cultural value. The most representative and impressive item is the massive Gorgon Pediment, constructed around 585 B.C. which comes from the west side of the large Doric temple of Artemis.
It is believed to be the oldest stone pediment saved so far. The pediment covers an entire hall of the museum and is showing basically the Gorgon (mermaid).
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