At the Archaeological Museum of Iraklio, the exhibition “Daedalus: In the Footsteps of the Legendary Craftsman,” runs through March 1st of 2020. Dedicated to the achievements of the famed architect of the Labyrinth at Knossos, this stunning museum exhibit spans technological innovations from ancient times, and especially those of Minoan Civilization.
Visitors will be amazed at the presentation of metalwork, shipbuilding, and other fields. The Daedalus exhibit is inspired by the myth of the ingenious craftsman Daedalus, the architect of the Labyrinth and the maker of moving statues. Travelers and locals will view the most fascinating innovations of the mysterious Minoans who ruled a vast civilization that formed the basis for western civilization.
Through a wide range of practices, traditions, and crafts ranging from the manufacturing techniques of stone and ceramic vessels, to architectural design and the monumental painted and relief decoration of buildings, to the achievements of sculpture and metalworking, not to mention innovations in ship-building—this amazing exhibition highlights the importance attached to the creativity of those ancient artisans.
The exhibition venue is the hall for temporary exhibitions of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion (entrance from Duke Beaufort street). The exhibition runs from May 2019 to March 2020. The exhibition will be accompanied by various events and experiential workshops for children and adults.
Opening hours are Mondays and Wednesdays through Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.