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Archaeological Museum of Herakleion reopens after 7-year revamp

The Archaeological Museum of Herakleion (Iraklio) on Crete, which hosts the world’s best collection of Minoan artifacts, reopened on Tuesday after more than seven years of repairs and refurbishment.

Archaeological Museum of Herakleion reopens after 7-year revamp
The Herakleion Archaeological Museum, considered as the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide, is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe [Credit: Haniotika Nea]
In a statement on its website, the Culture Ministry said the museum’s exhibition of Minoan artifacts would be open to visitors daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The museum closed in November 2006 for a revamp. Most pieces in the museum’s collection are examples of the island’s Minoan civilization, which thrived from around 2,700 to 1,450 BC, but exhibits date from the Neolithic period to Roman times.

Source: ekathimerini [Nay 06, 2014]

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