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The Chania sealing (Master Impression), Chania Archaeological Museum, September 2011

The Chania Sealing, or Master Impression is one of the highlights of the Chania Archaeological Museum. It was found in a dump from the reinhabitation of the Kasteli hill after the Minoan destruction horizon of LMIB.

 

The impressive sealing shows a male figure towering over a minoan town by the sea - Kydonia itself, perhaps?

 

The Archaeological Museum in Chania was founded in 1962, after the building it is in had served as a store house, a cinema and a mosque (dedicated to Yussuf Pasha) during various times in the island's history. The building was originally built as the church of St. Francis of the Franciscan monastery most likely established in the C13th and displays rare Mediterranean Gothic features.

 

Shot on the Nikon D3100 with the kit lens, as per EXIF data. Cropped to pixels and pulled levels in GIMP.

 

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Taken on September 3, 2011