Crete’s Iraklio Museum Reopens

The Archaeological Museum of Iraklio on Crete, home to the world’s best collection of Minoan artifacts, has reopened after more than seven years of repairs and refurbishment work.

Greece’s Culture Ministry says the museum opened its doors to the public May 6.

Its collections draw mostly from the island’s prehistoric Minoan civilization, best-known for its palace-like complexes and ornate wall-paintings, which flourished in the 2nd and 1st Millennia B.C.