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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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This museum is breathtaking! You can approach two of the tombs really close and see from above two others. You can see all the items found inside the greatest and wealthiest tomb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This museum is breathtaking! You can approach two of the tombs really close and see from above two others. You can see all the items found inside the greatest and wealthiest tomb including the golden larnax and crown of Phillip the II. You must visit this museum. The price is 8 euro the normal ticket and 4 euro the deducted.... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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