Conference Field Trip COV11
Archaeological Museum of Heraklion & Knossos 17 June 2022
Leader for the Archaelogical Museum of Heraklion
Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Leader for the Knossos
Faculty of Geology and Geo-Environment of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
17 June 2022
Number of participants
for all registered participants and registered accompanying persons
registration fee inclusive
Booking deadline is April 30, 2022
The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is regarded as one of Europe’s most important museums hosting unique samples of Cretan archaeology. The museum brings together archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island’s history. Pride of place is given to the treasures of Minoan civilization, the entire historical course of which can thus be appreciated. Justly regarded as the home of Minoan civilization par excellence, the museum houses the most important collection of Minoan antiquities the world over. The Museum is located at the center of the town and was recently renovated. A temporary exhibition on Daedalus is also hosted at present.
Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe’s oldest city. Settled as early as the Neolithic period, the name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete. The palace of Knossos eventually became the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture. The palace was abandoned at some unknown time at the end of the Late Bronze Age, c. 1380–1300 BC.
A guided visit to Knossos will be offered and then a visit will be made at the Archaeological museum where the archaeologists of the Museum will present and interpret the value of the various exhibits.
Will be announced shortly.