The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, one of the largest and most popular museums in Greece, houses and displays in its fully renovated exhibition the outstanding material remains of the ancient civilizations that developed in Crete during seven millennia, from the Neolithic era to the late Roman period.
The present detailed archaeological-historical guide with rich illustrations, based on the findings of modern scientific research, aims to guide through the exhibits the Museum visitor and the reader in general, like another myth of Ariadne, in the charming labyrinth of Cretan archaeology. The evolution from Neolithic communities to the brilliant Minoan civilization, Europe’s first advanced civilization, whose most famous creations are on display in the Museum, is traced and its complex structures, cultural reach and mythic echoes are highlighted. Also described are the important collections of historical times, which represent the creative expression of Crete as part of the Greek and then the Roman world. The presentation also includes short reports with images about the main archaeological sites from which particularly valuable exhibits come.
Dimensions 19,6 × 26,7 cm Binding Language
Pages 200 Images 341 Drawings