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Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)

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Address: Imathia, Vergina 590 31, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2331 092347
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Once you enter the museum you will feel you made the right choice. One of the most important ancient tombs of Greece and arguably the most well preserved. Designed with respect... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Alexandros M
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Veroia, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a tour from Thessaloniki to the Royal Tombs, which were very impressive, as not only are they well preserved but being underground gives a sense of time when you enter the site. Worth the journey which seemed quite long from Thessaloniki, but the route also provided us with some idea of area that people lived in before and... More 

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Veroia, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you enter the museum you will feel you made the right choice. One of the most important ancient tombs of Greece and arguably the most well preserved. Designed with respect for the ancient findings. Surely a very interesting choice for travellers that are into ancient civilizations

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This MUSEUM is located in Vergina (Aigai), several kilometers from city of Veria. It is a relatively new museum located on/near an archeological site. It has been designated as a UNESCO WORLD Heritage Site. The site has everything from common building to the Palace layout of King Phillip II of Macedonia, he generally remembered at the father of Alexander the... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Vergina, a few kilometers from the nearby city of Veria, is the site of tomb mounds. My Greek husband remembers standing on one during a school field trip in the 1960's. The site was always rumored to the burial place of the ancient royalty of the Kingdom of Macedonia. When archeologists did excavate there tombs were discovered containing what is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A museum in the ground... is amazing knowing you are above the ancient city ....so rich in history...about the tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great... Aigai has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status as "an exceptional testimony to a significant development in European civilization, unlike so many other tombs had not been disturbed or looted. What... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Absolutely fascinating part of history, amazing finds, comprehensive information in an atmospheric setting. Some very well preserved artifacts, displayed with detailed descriptions & information, worth every moment of the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

As the palace is closed, guard said for long time still, we visited the museum. 4 tombs and other archeological findings. all have English apart from Greek so one can understand everything.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited this museum while on an excursion from a cruise ship. It was approximately a two hour drive from Thessalonica but well worth the journey. This museum is the sight of the tombs of the father and son of Alexander the Great and they were only excavated in 1977 and were found untouch. The artifacts they found during the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited as part of a tour and had an Academy award winning local guide by the name of Dimitri to tell the story of the discovery and to explain the meaning of the many items recovered from this undisturbed grave of Alexander the Great's father, The amount of gold is exceptionally large and the information and level of craftsmanship... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Although not much advertised, the Museum of the Great Tumulus of Aigai, in Vergina is one of the most interesting museums throughout the country, because it is both a museum and an archeological site at the same time, it has to do with a very interesting historical moment, that is the funeral of Philipp II, King of Macedonia and father... More 

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