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Educational visit of students of the Technical University of Crete to the Archaeological Museum of Chania

On Saturday May 25, the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the Technical University of Crete (TUC) organized an educational visit to the Archaeological Museum of Chania for 26 students from the TUC Schools of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Production Engineering and Management and Mineral Resources Engineering. The visit was held within the framework of the courses “History of Civilization” and “Art and Technology” under the supervision of Dr. Alexandra Kouroutaki, Specialized Lab and Teaching member of the School of ECE.

The students attended a 2,5-hour detailed guided tour of the permanent collection of the Archaeological Museum of Chania, led by archaeologist Eftychia Protopapadaki. During the guided tour, the students had the opportunity to see at close ancient objects - artefacts - from the Paleolithic era from the Island of Gavdos and finds from Neolithic sites in Chania.

Afterwards, the students were informed about the founding of the city-states of West Crete from the 8th century BC (Kydonia and Aptera being the most prominent) and had the opportunity to discuss aspects of everyday life in West Crete up to the 4th century AD, productive activities, trade, as well as the alliances and disputes of the Cretan cities, religious customs, burial practices, art, sculptures, and funerary monuments.

The School of ECE expresses its warm thanks to the Directorate of the Archaeological Museum of Chania - Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania and especially to the archaeologist Eftychia Protopapadaki for the interesting tour she offered to the students of TUC.

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