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Archeological Museum

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 26 Attractions in Agrigento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Museum that features Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan, Carthaginian and Roman remains, including impressive sculptures from the Selinunte archeological... more » Owner description: Museum that features Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan, Carthaginian and Roman remains, including impressive sculptures from the Selinunte archeological area. « less
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Included in package price for temples, if you don't have a guide, you'll actually need to read the labels, and carefully look at the fine collection of vases and artifacts. You may get tired, but plan an hour or two.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I'm a bit surprised by all the good reviews this place is getting. To us, it was just a massive collection of vases and spears without any sort of overview. We missed timelines, maps, and general information. The information that was provided was very specific without it being connected to the greater whole. Also there were a lot of pieces... More

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It's all there, and well organized. Fascinating votive statues, as well as the large statues which somehow look like the incredible hulk. It's the perfect beginning before you trek out to the temples.

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Aldgate, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A great museum, a must before heading to the Valley of the Temples. We were there the first Sunday in August and told it was free to enter as it was a holy day. So I don't know the cost to enter, go early to avoid the crowds.

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Napa, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are into Archeology this is a great place and not to be missed. It is a great addition to visiting the various temples and feels in many of the missing pieces.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

well laid out, good captions in English as well as Italian, amazing range of finds from the various excavations many in excellent condition. Very imposing statue which has to have its feet in the open-plan basement area to fit into the building. Layout is straightforward (a circular route rather than too much winding in and out of little rooms) so... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is nice to visit after you've visited the Valley of the Temples, and is included in the ticket price of €13.50. It was nice to wander through, however I would have preferred a guide or an information booklet to understand what I was looking at. Maybe next time I'll do that.

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Erie, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I'm not particularly fond of archeological exhibits unless there is a good overview provided to put things in perspective. This museum is impressive for the artifacts, but sorely lacking in English translations. Furthermore, there is no drinking water available inside or outside the building, and there is little to no seating inside if you want to sit and rest while... More

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Colorado
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We visited this museum with a local guide . I can't tell you how much I learned from him. We would have never understood the stories and background of all the pieces without his expertise as he walked us around to each glass case!

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