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Archeological Museum

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 26 Attractions in Agrigento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Museum that features Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan, Carthaginian and Roman remains, including impressive sculptures from the Selinunte archeological area.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Exquisite finds in great condition for the most part. Highlights include the Ephebus of Agrigento, the Greek warrior, attic vases, the dinos, the Telamon giant from the temple of Zeus and much more.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Incredible collection of Vases, pots and figurines from pre Greek times thru the Greek settlements time frame. Photos of the Valley over the years accompanied by info and pictures along side the actual artifacts found at the site. Air conditioned. We found it difficult to find the parking. The entrance is a narrow rutted dirt lane. Difficult to see if... More

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Urbino
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A large and fascinating collection of finds from the Valley of the Temples - must be one of the best collections of Greek artefacts outside of Greece.

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Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I don't think I have ever seen so many objects, and so many examples of the same kind. The museum is a liitle old fashioned: The collections are the important thing, the meaning and the story is not.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A great plus when visiting the temples - the displays are very well done and add context to the whole visit. So glad we visited the museum.

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New York city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This museum really is impressive. Amazng greek artifacts and interesting history of indigenous sicilian populations. The Olympian temple exhibit will astonish!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum is very interesting. It was larger than we thought it would be. We were impressed by the number of exhibits. Worth a visit

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

impressive large collection of antiquities though many are without information in english . be selective and don't attempt to see every exhibit in the one go. the telamon is a must. the unique statue of a mother breast feeding twins which was there on my last visit has been removed to the museum in Syracuse. Whatever the signs say there... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This a large museum with many different artifacts. The Grecian pots are well preserved and impressive. I liked the small but impressive coin exhibit. But my favorite was the reassembled "Atlas" statue from the site in the Valley of the Temples where the ruins of the Temple of Zeus are. The size of this statue makes you marvel at what... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

After touring the Valley of the Temples, take time to visit this wonderful museum to see just some of the fabulous artifacts found here in the valley and surrounds,

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