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Chania Archaeological Museum

Listed under Archeology Museums in Chania, Greece.

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As one of the most historic looking cities on an island known for its history, Chania's museum would be expected to have some treasures in its inventory. There are plenty of archaeologically interesting sites in the local area, and this museum, built into what was originally the Venetian church of San Francesco, is home to some of the best local finds. Its treasures come from the Neolithic and Minoan periods to the Roman age, with a special interest in weapons from the Minoan necropolis, and pottery, including Hellenistic statues and vases with striking geometric designs unique to the Minoans.

Coins from the Roman period are the most common pieces from the more modern collections.

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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