Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Heraklion

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A vanished culture comes alive at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which holds the remains of the 3,000-year-old Minoan civilization. The museum's famous collection of artifacts spans more than five millennia, from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The museum's twenty rooms display the most important and representative finds uncovered at several different excavation sites on Crete, including an enigmatic clay disc from the second millennium BCE. Its meaning and purpose have been disputed since its discovery in 1908; the disc remains one of archaeology's most famous unresolved mysteries. For a better understanding of the lost culture represented here, opt for a guided tour of the collection plus a visit to the archaeological sites near the city. Plan a trip to Heraklion easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Very interesting museum filled with greet artefacts from Minoan Crete. Worth visiting after the Knossos to see some of the great finds for the wee 
    Very interesting museum filled with greet artefacts from Minoan Crete. Worth visiting after the Knossos to see some of the great finds for the wee  more »
  • After visiting knossos Palace it's a must to visit the museum.fascinating artifacts a lot gathered from the Palace makes more sense of how people where living in knossos 
    After visiting knossos Palace it's a must to visit the museum.fascinating artifacts a lot gathered from the Palace makes more sense of how people where living in knossos  more »
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  • Great museum with many nice displays showing how the Minoan civilization developed through the 1500 years of existence. We liked the many information boards which gave us ample opportunity to read the Minoan story like a book. We had to wait a bit before being admitted. The coffee shop has nice coffees and good shadowy places to sit.
  • There was so much to see! The building was clean and well maintained. I was able to purchase tickets at the counter for two museums to save money. This is a must stop location on the tour around the area. They have some great history and a lot to read up on. It was nice to see the effort put in to keep the history alive for everyone to enjoy. Highly recommend!

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