Archaeological Museum of Chania, Crete
The Archaeological Museum of Chania was opened in 1963, at the moment it enters the top 20 archaeological museums in the world. Its exhibits the cultural history of Chania from the Neolithic until the Roman times. The exhibition is divided into two large sections: in the eastern sector are located the archaeological finds of the Late Neolithic and Bronze Age, in the western sector exhibits the ancient samples of the Iron Age. Collections include Minoan finds from the area of Chania, prehistoric caves, Minoan finds from different areas of Crete, archaeological objects from the tombs and graves, coins, jewelry (the Minoan and Venetian periods), sculpture, parchment letters, columns, mosaics. Archaeological Museum of Chania intended to promote the cultural history of the area and its demonstration in the various periodic exhibitions, educational programs and other cultural events in the museum.