The Portal of the Archaeological Museum of Chania provides access to digital collections and particularly to 614 items of the permanent exhibition distributed in 18 individual categories according to their type (Vessels - utensils, sculptures - reliefs, mosaics , inscriptions, coins, jewelry - gems, Others, figurines, miniature, clay tablets - seals, weapons - tools . In addition, eight of the above categories are presenting their objects in 3D application.
The Archaeological Museum of Chania is subject to the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania. The Museum has been housed in the church of the Venetian Monastery of St Francis since 1963. The exhibits illustrate the cultural history and character of the area through the ages, from the Neolithic period to the Roman era. The exhibition hall is divided widthwise into two major sections. The east wing contains finds of the Late Neolithic period and the Bronze Age (Minoan era), while the west wing presents antiquities dated to the Iron Age (Historic era). The finds are presented in excavation groups and thematic units. The collections comprise Minoan finds from the city of Chania, prehistoric finds from caves, Minoan finds from various parts of the Prefecture, finds from tombs of the Geometric period, finds of the Historic era from Chania and various other towns and cities in the Prefecture, coins, prehistoric and historic jewellery, sculptures, inscriptions, stelai and mosaics.
The Sphakia Survey is an interdisciplinary archaeological project whose main objective is to reconstruct the sequence of human activity in a remote and rugged part of Crete (Greece), from the time that people arrived in the area, by ca 3000 BC, until the end of Ottoman rule in AD 1900. Our research covers three major epochs, Prehistoric, Graeco-Roman, and Byzantine-Venetian-Turkish, and has involved the work of many people using environmental,archaeological, documentary, and local information.
The Plakias Stone Age Project is a Greek-American collaborative project that funds research on the Stone Age discoveries around the village of Plakias in southwest Crete (Greece). It began in 2008 with the Plakias Mesolithic Survey where both Mesolithic (11,000– 9000 B.P.) and Lower Palaeolithic sites (1.5 million years–250,000 years ago) were found.
This website is based on the first overview catalogue of the Sir Arthur Evans Archive prepared by Dr Yannis Galanakis in March 2012. This archive is one of the most important resources of the Department of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum.
Minoan Crete constitutes the first literate civilization of Europe and the beginning of European recorded history. In 1878, Minos Kalokairinos carried out pioneering excavations in the West Wing of the Palace of Knossos and discovered the first Linear B tablet. In the first month of excavations at Knossos in 1900, Arthur Evans discovered 3 Bronze Age Scripts, Minoan "Cretan Hieroglyphic" and Linear A, and Mycenaean Linear B, thus bringing Minoan and Mycenaean Crete into the historical period.
Apesokari is a village in south central Crete and the location of several prehistoric archaeological sites. One of them is Tholos Tomb B. It is a stone built monument, used in the Early and Middle Minoan Period (c. 3500-1650 BC). It was excavated in 1963 by Costis Davaras, emeritus Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and then a Curator of Antiquities of the Greek Archaeological Service.
Naturally, the major aim of the Three Peak Sanctuaries of Central Crete project is to publish the material discovered at the peak sanctuaries of Philioremos-Gonies, Keria-Kroussona and Pyrgos-Tylissos in central northern Crete. In order to achieve this, many years of post-excavation work have been dedicated to the three sites' pottery. As a result, sufficient information was gathered to allow the project to also begin a comparison of the three sites with one another.
Situated at the easternmost part of Crete, the small valley of Choiromandres forms the southeast end of the fertile depression of Zakros. The eastern part of the valley takes the form of a rocky ravine with a steep gradient View of the eastern extremity of Choiromandres valley.. In winter, rainwater flows down the mountainous terrain, forming a raging torrent that runs along the slope, causing soil erosion on either side, often with devastating consequences.
Calendar House presents evidence that a particular configuration of lunar, solar and stellar astronomy was important in Minoan life and especially visible in Late-period iconography. It incorporates critical feedback received over several years from archaeologists around the world.
The Mochlos Excavation Project in eastern Crete is pleased to join the array of active archaeological projects now accessible via the Internet. This web site is designed to acquaint the public at large with the results of the excavation and with its latest publications.
The present web-site was created, in the summer of 2010, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the research activities at Petras, the Minoan urban settlement and palace of Siteia. All excavations, surface surveys and studies, since 1985, are presented here.