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News: Museum
Bull-leaping fresco from palace of Knossos. Archaeological Museum of Herakleion (Crete).
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by Archaeology Newsroom

The Archaeological Museum of Herakleion opens again

The Snake Goddess and the Phaestus Disk accessible again

After more than seven years of repairs and a thorough refurbishment, the Archaeological Museum of Herakleion Crete reopened last Tuesday.

Home to the world’s best collection of Minoan artifacts, including the two famous snake goddess statuettes, the enigmatic Phaestus Disk and a number of murals originally from world famous Minoan sites, the museum had been closed since November 2006, while two rooms -hosting the Grecoroman sculpture collection- opened to the public in August 2012.

According to a statement on the Culture Ministry website, the museum’s exhibition of Minoan artifacts would be open to visitors daily from 8 am. to 8 pm.

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