The Archaeological Museum of Rethymno belongs to the national Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Conservancy. Since 1991 it is housed in the pentagon building in front of the main gate of the Fortezza fortress.
The exhibits present the history of the Prefecture from the Neolithic to the Roman period. They are exhibited in chronological order and by excavation site.
The museum hosts findings from various ancient sites, caves and excavations all over the prefecture of Rethymnon Crete. These findings date from the Late Neolithic and Proto-Minoan times till the late Roman period.
In particular, the exhibits include vessels, tools, figurines, collections of coins, weapons, helmets, ceramics, jewelry, marble statues, stele from ancient monuments, columns from temples, pieces of daily use and many other items connected with life in the ancient times.
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