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The Heraklion Museum.

  • The Heraklion Museum , Heraklion Museum , Greece
    Heraklion Museum

    The museum boasts the most extensive collection of Minoan objects in the whole of Crete. Here, the goddesses with snakes.

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  • The Heraklion Museum , The second biggest museum in Greece , Greece
    The second biggest museum in Greece

    The Heraklion Museum displays almost the entire collection of discoveries made in Crete, covering a period of almost 5,500 years.

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  • The Heraklion Museum , Ceramics , Greece
    Ceramics

    The ceramic vases exhibited are often decorated with floral and nautical motifs. This amphora is characteristic of the "octopus" style.

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  • The Heraklion Museum , Greco-Roman sculptures , Greece
    Greco-Roman sculptures

    These statues are kept in the last section of the museum. To the right is a depiction of Hades, the god of the underworld with the three-headed Cerberus at his feet.

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  • The Heraklion Museum , A fresco showing a bull-fighting scene , Greece
    A fresco showing a bull-fighting scene

    The bull was a sacred animal in the Minoan region and is often represented in the art of the era.

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  • The Heraklion Museum , Minoan art , Greece
    Minoan art

    Sculptures, clay and marble figurines, gold jewellery, frescoes... all of these bear witness to the splendour of the ancient palaces and the skill of Minoan artisans.

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