Artemision museum reopens in Syracuse


 ROME – The Temple of Artemis in Syracuse, Sicily, is now open to the public following restoration, with a new, fully accessible tour route.

 The museum contains the ruins of a 6th century BCE temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis. The Ionian temple is a rare architectural example in the West, as it bares more similarities to the Greek temples found in Asia Minor. 

 The museum also houses the remains of prehistoric huts and a well-preserved medieval crypt used by so called “corpse squashers” to prepare the dead for burial.

 The Artemision is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:40 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Audio guides are available in both Italian and English. The reopening of the museum follows a series of renovations that were aimed at improving accessibility, especially for those with disabilities.