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The Chania Archeological Museum

The Chania Archeological Museum is located several blocks from the harbor and is deceptively large. The exhibits are arranged around a large central room with a wonderfully high arched ceiling. The more delicate items on display may be photographed in their well lit cases and the statues and mosaics are positioned for close examination.
The museum staff is friendly and helpful ... the small courtyard at the side of the museum is a pleasant place to sit or stroll. Don't miss a chance to visit the Chania Archeological Museum.

Chania Museum

The Grand Entrance to the Chania Archeological Museum.
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Late Minoan stirrup jar

The upper portion of a Late Minoan stirrup jar with Linear B symbols, circa 1300-1200 BCE.
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Linear B symbols

Close-up of the above stirrup jar with the Linear B symbols highlighted.
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Neolithic artifacts from the Early Bronze Age

A Neolithic artifact from the Early Bronze Age, circa 3200-2800 BCE.
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Neolithic artifacts from the Early Bronze Age

A Neolithic artifact from the Early Bronze Age, circa 3200-2800 BCE.
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Neolithic artifacts from the Early Bronze Age

Neolithic artifacts from the Early Bronze Age, circa 3200-2800 BCE.
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Neolithic artifacts from the Early Bronze Age

Neolithic artifacts from the Early Bronze Age, circa 3200-2800 BCE.
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Neolithic artifacts from the Early Bronze Age

A Neolithic artifact from the Early Bronze Age, circa 3200-2800 BCE.
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Neolithic artifacts from the Early Bronze Age

A Neolithic artifact from the Early Bronze Age, circa 3200-2800 BCE.
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Neolithic artifacts from the Early Bronze Age

A Neolithic artifact from the Early Bronze Age, circa 3200-2800 BCE.
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Linear B script

Linear B script from the Knossos School, circa 1300 BCE. The inscription records the names of weavers and two cities: Wato and Punaso.
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Linear B inscriptions from Chania

A Linear B inscription from Chania, circa 1200 BCE.
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Linear B inscriptions from Chania

A Linear B inscription from Chania, circa 1200 BCE.
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Linear B inscriptions from Chania

A Linear B inscription from Chania, circa 1200 BCE.
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Linear B inscriptions from Chania

A Linear B inscription from Chania, circa 1200 BCE.
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Linear B inscriptions from Chania

A Linear B inscription from Chania, circa 1200 BCE.
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Linear B inscriptions from Chania

A Linear B inscription from Chania, circa 1200 BCE.
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Linear B inscriptions from Chania

A Linear B inscription from Chania, circa 1200 BCE.
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Household items

A household item which dates from circa 2800-1580 BCE.
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Household items

A household item which dates from circa 2800-1580 BCE.
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Household items

Household items which date from circa 2800-1580 BCE.
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Household items

Household items which date from circa 2800-1580 BCE.
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Household items

Household items which date from circa 2800-1580 BCE.
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Household items

Household items which date from circa 2800-1580 BCE.
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Household items

Household items which date from circa 2800-1580 BCE.
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A small amphora with handles shaped like animal heads

A small amphora with handles shaped like animal heads.
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Glass Bottle

A glass bottle of the free-blown technique. Made sometime between the first century BCE to the fifth century CE.
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Corinthian Helmet

A bronze Corinthian helmet from the seventh century BCE.
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Bird-faced women

Molded bird-faced women from circa 600-575 BCE.
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Dionysos

A bust of Dionysos, circa 400-350 BCE.
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Pyxis

A pyxis (cosmetic jar) ... a common offering in women's tombs.
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A Cypriot lekythos

A Cypriot lekythos (perfume bottle) circa 1600-1400 BCE.
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A plaque of a Bacchic scene

A plaque of a Bacchic scene, circa second or third century CE.
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Artemis

A statue of Artemis from the Roman Period (first to forth century CE).
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Artemis

A close-up of the above statue of Artemis.
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Hadrian

The Roman emperor Hadrian (117-138 CE).
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The abduction of Europa by Zeus

A lekythos found on a woman's grave showing the abduction of Europa by Zeus disguised as a bull.
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Aphrodite

A small statue of Aphrodite from the second century BCE. Found in Chania in 1905 CE.
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A mosaic of Poseidon and Amymone

A mosaic of Poseidon and Amymone.
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Poseidon and Amymone

A close-up of the above mosaic of Poseidon and Amymone.
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A mosaic floor of Dionysos and Ariadne

A mosaic of Dionysos and Ariadne.
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A mosaic floor of Dionysos and Ariadne

A close-up of the mosaic of Dionysos and Ariadne pictured above.
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The museum courtyard

The courtyard adjoining the museum.
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