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Archeological Museum

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 25 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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