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Archeological Museum

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Address: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Description: Museum that features Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan, Carthaginian and Roman...
Museum that features Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan, Carthaginian and Roman remains, including impressive sculptures from the Selinunte archeological area.
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A fascinating museum with thousands of exhibits. Almost too many to properly absorb

First, I want to make you aware of a little "scam". The guidebooks I had read indicated that your paid admission to the Valley of the Temples also included a visit to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

First, I want to make you aware of a little "scam". The guidebooks I had read indicated that your paid admission to the Valley of the Temples also included a visit to the Archaeology Museum. That is no longer the case, and we were not told of the ticket options. At the time you purchase your tickets (10 Euro for... More 

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Seattle area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If 2500 year-old pottery is your thing, this is your place. Lovely pots, large, small, and huge are displayed. Painted scenes depict life of our race 2500 years ago. Also some jewelry, sculptures, and burial vaults. Best, most interesting, item is the actual colossus from the Temple of Zeus. Only a copy is seen at the temple site. Easy parking... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The museum is outstanding: it has so many precious artefacts, among which is a telamon (giant statue) of Zeus, from the site of the Temples themselves, and of which only copies are left onsite, but the original is here in the museum. Housed here are many other historical findings from throughout the Agrigento province and beyond: smaller statues of deities,... More 

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Shelter Island, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Beautiful museum. Not specifically creative displays, but the contents more than made up for the traditional designs. Each area was well organized and the museum kept me entertained for several hours. Well worth a visit.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

lots of interesting items for all ages, we loved especially the coins and the models of the giants and the tombs

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

While waling around the big walls in the valley, the museum shows the other true gems of this place that need protection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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

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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