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Archeological Museum

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 23 attractions in Agrigento
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It was difficult to find the parking because there was no sign at the entrance, and when we did find the entrance, it was tiny. Nor is the museum signed very well on the outside or the inside. But there are treasures here. We spent four hours looking at the collection.

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New York City, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The museum is located just a short distance from one of the entry points to the Valley of the Temples (but not the entry point with parking for autos). There is a pay parking lot. The highlights for me were the huge Telamon statue and exhibit portraying the huge Temple is came from, and a collection of perfectly "mint" condition... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

An unbelievable quantity and quality of artefacts recovered from the valley of the temples. And a fine building to show them off in. But, as is so often the case in Italy, a somewhat dry experience. However, it should not be missed for an important extra dimension to your visit.

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Armonk, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Used to museums- the Met in NYC, Louvre in Paris, etc. but this museum is the mother load. SO much ancient treasure that it takes nearly a day to stroll through it all, one goes numb with the quality and quantity.

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Courbevoie, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We were really impressed by the archeological museum of Agrigente ! We didn't expect the place and the collection. So many vases very well preserved and reconstructed ! Do not hesitate if you are interested in archeology

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Well structured and very quiet when we visited. If you go to the temples it is just up the hill. The giant from the Temples is something to see and helps to put it into perspective.

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The Villages, Florida
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

If you can manage it, I would recommend that you see the museum before you tour the Valley of the Temples. It is very near the valley and is a small museum. It's well signed and easy to follow and because the artifacts came from excavations around Agrigento, it's more meaningful when you are touring the temples. I would suggest... More

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surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This wonderful museum is an ideal precursor to a visit to the valley of the temples. The temple of Zeus and its giant Atlas would have meant nothing without the models and explanations in the museum. Excellent black figure and red figure vases plus barnacle encrusted amphorae. Try not to miss the surprisingly plain little church of S. Nicola.at the... More

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Washington DC
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This impressive museum combines varied and beautiful relics from pre-history and Greco-Roman times with detailed explanations of objects, settings and time periods to give the visitor a masterful picture of ancient civilizations in this area.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Beautifully laid-out, unbelievably in-tact items of all kinds. One of the best we saw during our trip to the Greek Islands and southern Italy.

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