Archaeological Museum in Rethymnon, Crete
Rethymnon Museums - The Archaeological Museum in Rethymnon, Crete, established in 1887 by the Ministry of Education and Science, is located in the pentagon building, strategically situated in front of the main gate of the Fortezza fortress. Originally built as a Turkish bastion to safeguard the entrance to Fortezza, the museum now houses a vast collection of archaeological artifacts. The museum's exhibits include ancient vessels from the Neolithic period and early Minoan times found in Rethymno and the Melidoni cave in Crete. Additionally, visitors can explore finds from the buildings at Apodoulou and Monastiraki, bronze items, such as ammunition, from the area of the Armeni cemetery, and gold jewelry and oil lamps that refer to the Roman period. The museum also features a collection of coins, inscriptions, and writings from the region of Eleftherna, as well as exquisite ancient Greek sculptures.
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