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Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)

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Address: Imathia, Vergina 590 31, Greece
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+30 2331 092347
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Stunning finds!

Absolutely fascinating part of history, amazing finds, comprehensive information in an atmospheric setting. Some very well preserved artifacts, displayed with detailed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Athens, Greece
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bv
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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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was one of the most beautiful museums I have ever seen. It is built over the actual tombs and you are privileged to see the excavation. The Greeks know how to build a museum and this one is one of the BEST.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a great place, and I'd give it five stars except for the difficulty in understanding the museum. Maybe there are other museums dealing with the history of the time period, and this is meant to be just a showcase of what was found in the tombs. If so, it is well done - but the labels are hard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The site is hard to find & Google maps took us through back roads to the wrong side of the site. Once we found our way in - it was amazing. Some of the tombs have not been looted so there's an incredible array of fine treasures and the location presents everything really well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The museum is underground, actually in the tumulus itself. The tombs and their treasures a beautifully displayed. We were lucky enough to have been taken there by a first-rate guide from Thessaloniki, Efi Kalamboukidou, so we followed her laser beam and learned so much. The museum is well explained even if you come on your own, but Efi added a... More 

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