Museums attract me magically, at least most of them. Therefore, it was quite clear that I will pay an extensive visit to the archaeological museum in Heraklion during a beach-and-sun-break. What can you find there?
“The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the oldest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most famous museums in Europe. It houses representative artifacts from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum prides itself for its unique Minoan collection, which includes the masterpieces of Minoan art. It is rightly considered as the Museum of Minoan Culture par excellence. “https://heraklionmuseum.gr/?page_id=1718&lang=en, accessed 11/1/2021
I rummaged a bit in my photo box and compiled the most interesting objects in my opinion in the following gallery. All subjective. Let’s start with my number one. In the video you can see the clay model of a Minoan house.
I was particularly excited not only by the well-known exhibits (the dolphins, the snake goddess, the lily prince and the bull sculptures) but also by those with surprising artistic elements, which can be seen in the first 3 photos: a clay bowl depicting a shepherd with his dogs and his flock of sheep, a clay vessel in the shape of a sitting woman and a clay vessel in the shape of a sea snail.
Enjoy looking at the photos. Stay tuned.
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