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Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)

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Address: Imathia, Vergina 59031, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2331 092347
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Relatively unknown in the U.S. Should be in every guide book.

We were on our way from Thessaloniki to Mt Olympus and added this stop at the last second. So glad we did. Amazing artifacts from the tomb of Philip II that was found completely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Dothan, AL
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Dothan, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We were on our way from Thessaloniki to Mt Olympus and added this stop at the last second. So glad we did. Amazing artifacts from the tomb of Philip II that was found completely undisturbed. This should be on everyone's bucket list and should be on the Greece Top 5!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Among the few small museums worth visiting for its subtle decoration; a combination of contemporary architecture and ancient times! Once the vistor steps into it, they realize what eternity really means!

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Holiday, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you think the treasures of Tutankhamun and the names of Carter and Carnarvon are the be-all and end-all of archaeological finds, just wait until you come here. Discovered by Manolis Andronikos in 1977, the excitement generated rivaled that of the discovery of the tomb of Tut in 1922! What makes this attraction so very, very special is that the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A few trinkets, very dark. Full of noisy school children not interested in the tombs and more interested in playing football on the burial mounds and pathways. Poor refreshment facilities & dirty rest areas. Staff at ticket office unhelpful and just grunted when spoken to. Inside ignorant tour guides who push you out of the way as they bustle their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

When we entered the musem I was amazed by the area.. all the exhibits and the tombs were liten in a very artistic way, so that eveything else in the area, even the walls, not to be visible. That is to say, that someone was under the impression that all these exhibits were hanging in the air! This musem is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had lovely afternoon including simple lunch in town. Artifacts are awesome and the tomb is so authenticly shown. Amazing how much is preserved from 3rd century BC. The gold burial boxes were beautiful.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

From the exterior design (meant to mimic the grave mound under which the tombs were found) to the displays, this museum does not disappoint. You can actually walk down to the doors of the tombs themselves. Worth whatever detour you have to make.

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Goumenissa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Of all museums in Greece this is the one to not miss! The way that is is structured, underground below the tombs hill makes it specal! The findings an the way they are portrayed is AMAZING. After the 4th visit I couldn't recommend it more! A sure not-to-miss Greek atraction!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A spectacular museum built into the burial mound. Tombs are impressive as is the collection of gorgeous silver and gold artefacts. Information in English is good. Such a wonderful atmosphere in the dark museum. Spent two hours plus and learnt so much about King Philip and that era. Took buses from Thessaloniki. Bus 12 from near our hotel to the... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

One of the best on site museums that I have ever visited. All the tombs have been rebuilt in their original place , and the darkness inside the museum creates a really mysterious atmosphere. You should ask for a guided tour, the information, the explanations for the exhibits and the story telling are unique. The golden findings are astonishing. Absolutely... More 

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