After the Archaeological Museum of Athens, the Heraklion Museum is the second largest archaeological museum in Greece. With numerous collections including thousands of artifacts, the museum tells more than 5,500 years of history from Neolithic times to Roman times. The property houses more than 25 galleries where various objects discovered during archaeological excavations are distributed in chronological order. These include the famous Taurokathapsia fresco, the snake goddess figurine, the golden bee pendant, Phaistos' disc and the Minoan double axe.
Where do the objects on display in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum come from? The objects on display in this museum come from archaeological sites throughout Crete, especially Phaistos, Malia and Zakros.