Museum of History of

Burial

Crete

Museum of Burial History
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The History of Burial is a very special venue in Heraklion city. It is housed in the two-storey ossuary of the old cemetery of Saints Constantine and Helen in Heraklion, which was built in 1890.

The ground floor hosts an exhibition of hieratic relics from the cemetery, paintings related to burial and a shop selling copies of ancient coins. The first floor is the main room for presenting the history of the burial, starting from the Minoan era and reaching today. In the basement a woodcarving exhibition and hagiography is hosted.

 

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Type: Museum
  • Peak Period: Minoan Era (3000 BC-1200 BC), Dark Age (1200 BC - 800 BC), Classical & Hellenistic Age (800 BC - 69 BC), Roman Era (69 BC - 395 AD), Byzantine Era (395 AD-820AD), Arab Era (820 AD - 961 AD), Second Byzantine Era (961 AD - 1204 AD), Venetian Era (1204 AD - 1669 AD), Ottoman Era (1669 - 1898), Cretan State - Autonomous Era (1898-1913), Modern Greek (1913-Today)
  • Accessibility: Bus services, Paved road
  • Opening Hours: 10:00-12:00
  • Entrance Fee (€): Free
  • Website: burialmuseum.gr
  • e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone: +30 6975544660

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