Iraklion Archaeological Museum

Periphery: Crete
Prefecture : Heraklion

The Iraklion (or Herakleion) Archaeological Museum (Greek Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Ηρακλείου) contains the most notable collection of artefacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete. The museum began in 1883 as a simple collection of antiquities. A dedicated building was constructed from 1904 to 1912 at the instigation of two Cretan archaeologists, Iosif Hadzidakis and Stefanos Xanthoudides. From 1937, work began on the present earthquake-proof building. The museum was damaged during World War II, but the collection survived intact and was again accessible to the public from 1952. A new wing was added in 1964.

Besides the Minoan collection, other periods of Cretan history are covered, from the Neolithic to the Greco-Roman period.

Aphrodite von Gortys

Model of a House

Agia Triada Fresco

Notable artefacts

Minoan

Arkalochori Axe

Rhython carrier, Part of a Fresco from Cnossus (Knossos) 1400 BC

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