The Archaeological Museum of Chania

The Archaeological Museum of Chania

The Archaeological Museum of Chania is located in the beautiful area of Halepa.

The museum contains an important collection of exhibits from the Minoan and Roman eras from excavations around the city of Chania and the rest of the peripheral unit.

 

 Plaques and statues at the Archaeological Museum of Chania.

 

The Archaeological Museum of Chania contains 3,500 ancient objects with a wide variety of coins, jewelry, vases, sculptures, clay tablets with inscriptions, columns and mosaics from the ancient cities of Kydonia, Aptera, Polyrrinia, Kissamos, Elyros, Yrtakina, ancient Syia (today's Sougia) and Lissos.

The statue of Asclepius at Archaeological Museum of Chania

 Many votive items were found in the area of Lissos.
In no other city of Crete, except Gortyna, were so many sculptures found. This fact testifies to the prosperity and power of the Asclepieion of Lissos.
The statue of Asclepius and 20 other sculptures are now on display at the Archaeological Museum of Chania.

 

 Plaques and statues at the Archaeological Museum of Chania.

 

On the ground floor, for the visually impaired , there are two tables with tactile exhibits, one in the prehistoric collection and one in the historical times, in which the visitor can not only get information from the inscriptions written in Braille but also to feel the objects themselves!

 

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