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Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)

Imathia, Vergina 59031, Greece
+30 2331 092347
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Vergina
Type: Cemeteries, Museums
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Type: Cemeteries, Museums
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Orebro, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

There is a museum in Vergina, built in form of an ancient tumulus inside a large earth mound, unfortunately it is forbidden to take photos in here. In this museum can be seen 4 tombs of Macedonian kings, the most famous of them is Tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, and one small temple, a Heroon. Tombs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Easily the best museum I have ever visited in Greece. It contains the exquisite finds from the tombs which are within the museum itself. It's like a mini Valley of the Kings. They are absolutely stunning. More impressive than the Mycenae finds and all together in context. If you have a car it is easy to get to. If you... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Don't miss this visit if you are visiting Thessaloniki. It's very close (only one hour of car) and it definetely worth. Well organized, well saved and historically foundamental. Definetely worth to see

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Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Indeed an amazing place! It worth to visit the tombs with an experienced guide - you will find out a lot of interesting things not only about those who supposedly are buried here, but also about the construction of the tombs, about the objects found here. I was so surprised about the architecture of the complex, as well as about... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

please do not loose in your life to do this present to yourself you will visit a unique sacred place where you will feel that the king is alive and that will give you really feelings that you cannot imagine it is one of the best places i ever visit in my life and i am glad i was born... More 

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Izmir Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

These amazing tombs of Philip II of Macedonia the father of Alexander the great and other royal members is outstanding. The fact that it is all in situ makes it even more amazing. A tomb that was not completely robbed with the bones still inside along with many other treasures. It cost 8 euros to get in and the walk... More 

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Corfu, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Quite the most atmospheric museum I have ever seen - worth a visit for the audacity of the design let alone the exhibits.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This must be one of the greatest museum exhibits in the world. It is impossible to forget the images of the many display cases filled with so much finely crafted gold - all set in the darkened rooms dug into the hill covering the tombs of Phillipus II, father of Alexander the Great, and family members. Admittedly, the exhibit is... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

amazingly well preserved tombs, e.g. from Philipp II, father of Alexander the great. A museum in a hill (the tombs have not been moved and remain in their orinal place. The museum was built around the tombs)

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Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Another must of Hellenistic culture, it is an emotional thrill to actually be so close to the tombs of Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great. Phillip paved the way for his much more famous son Alexander. The museum is built inside the Tumulus (grave hill), and its architecture is really smart. And the displays - just once I wish... More 

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