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Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)

Address: Imathia, Vergina 59031, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2331 092347
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Bucharest, Romania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Made a brief detour during a business trip to visit the museum. Didn't have the time to visit the entire area and the grounds. The museum is a jewel. It is easy to navigate. It has exceptionally beautiful displays of the items found in the tombs. The lighting was a bit low. Not sure if this was due to an... More 

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atrhens gr
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have certainly never experienced anything like it. Iis like to be there at the time that all these things happen not to mention that you feel so proud to be greek .Everything in the tombs was the best available at that time and still today it leaves anyone breathless.We hired a very good tour guide and i believe is... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I don't think this archeological museum has a single rival in the world. I have certainly never experienced anything like it. To walk into Phillip's world, to walk among his things, to see the royal armour, the most beautiful gold artifacts of that time, to be right there outside the magnificent doors of his tomb, walking through the walls hewn... More 

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St. George, Utah
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135 reviews 135 reviews
11 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our group of doctor friends went here as a side trip from Thessaloniki. WOW!! I never knew King Phillip II had such an amazing burial site. This was a major site and very few people were there touring the site. It is hard to find and out of the way, but this could be a wonder of the world if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is quite rate that you can have a museum in the site itself. Not only we can go under the tumulus where the tombs have been buried and see the tombs, but there is also at the same place some great parts exposed. The museum is large enough to be a destination and small enough for kids to still... More 

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This archaeological site is very impressive. It features tombs of the royal Macedonian dynasty and the goods found in the tombs. The good thing is that treasures found in the tombs are displayed on the site. Some people did not like that taking pictures is not allowed, but I think it is actually good. The lack of fired flashes, and... More 

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Athens, Greece
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very interesting museum the exhibits of the tomb of King Phillip II of Macedonia are incredible as are the gold crowns of and all the findings which where discovered in the tombs

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Why isn't this museum inundated with people? The artefacts and the fact you are walking with history makes this a must go to place if you are anywhere between Igoumenista and Alexandroupolis. Though perhaps I shouldn't write this as the place may get over run with tourists and lose some of its attraction...

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you're into history and travelling in Northern Greece, don't miss visiting this museum. This is the location of the discovery of the royal tombs of the rulers of ancient Macedon, most notably Phillip II, father of Alexander. The tombs lie under a tumulus - nothing but a small hill to see from outside - but underneath, have been excavated... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It is an absolutely amazing site with tombs of the royal Macedonian dynasty and particularly King Philip II (father of Alexander the Great). The good thing is that they moved the treasuries back from museum in Thessaloniki and we could observe them where they should be - in the place of their finding. The bad thing is that they forbid... More 

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