About Crete's Archeology MuseumThe Heraklion Archeological Museum is a great archeological museum, hosting many treasures and remains of old civilizations, near Hellenistic and Roman exhibits from later periods.
Here you can see the Phaistos Disk, which has symbols that not one has been able to decipher yet.
At a different area of the museum you can see a replica of a 4,000 year old carriage, with 4 wheels. This is the earliest proof for the use of the wheel on the Island of Crete.
The museum features beautiful Minoan figurines. Pay attention to the statues of snake goddesses from the Minoan period, and an acrobatic statue of a bull, all made of gold and ivory.
There are also findings that were discovered at the Minoan harbor of Kato Zakros. These findings are very important to researchers, as they are proof to the trade relations between Crete, Phenicia and Egypt. There is jewelry from Egypt and ivory artifacts from Syria.
Also pay attention the frescoes found in the ruins of Knossos. Among these you can find the "Prince of Lilies" wearing a crown of feathers. There are also frescoes of dolphins, acrobats riding bulls, and an elegant women, etc.