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Aigai

| Vergina, Greece
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The museum was extraodinary as long as the exhibits,it was a great experience and if i had the chance i would visit it once more!!!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Vergina is a village in Northern Greece in the foothills of Mt. Pieria some 75 km from Thessaloniki. It is the location of the ancient capital of the Macedonians, called Aigai which had its heydays during the Archaic and Classic periods 7th through 4th centuries B.C. The Palace of Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) at Aigai is the... More 

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Thessaloníki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

One of the most amazing heritage sites I've ever visited! A great museum, with amazing exhibits showing the history of this unique place in Macedonia, Greece. They also have a new website www.aigai.gr which is currently only in greek but will come up in english too

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

The city and description behind the history of this monument does it no justice. The discovery rivals that of King Tut. The tombs themselves have the museum built around them which is unique and gives it a sense of pomp. Shame that this museum does not get more visits. It is definitely worth the trip and its artifacts are beautiful.... More 

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Eastsound, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Location & Discovery. Vergina is a village in Imathia 12 KM from Veroia and 75 KM west of Greece's largest city: Thessaloniki. Within the ruins of the ancient city of Aigai the tombs are found. Aigai was a recent discovery in archaeological history: 1977-1978 by Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos whose contributions are discussed in the museum's concluding exhibits. The site... More 

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