Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Vergina

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See the tombs of Macedonian kings, including Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built around an ancient burial ground inside a large earth mound, the museum is uniquely constructed to protect the tombs while exhibiting artifacts and showing the burial ground as it was before the excavations. Explore the four tombs and artifacts on display, and don't miss the only surviving examples of ancient Greek painting; one depicts the rape of Persephone and the other a hunting scene. The site is accessible via car and bus, but be sure to check bus timetables prior to your departure. Note that photography is not permitted inside the museum. Plan trip to Vergina with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • We stopped here on our drive from Kastoria to Thessaloniki, stopping 1st at the New Museum of Aigai. It's not completed, like the excavations of the Palace, Theater, Burial Cluster of the Queens... 
    We stopped here on our drive from Kastoria to Thessaloniki, stopping 1st at the New Museum of Aigai. It's not completed, like the excavations of the Palace, Theater, Burial Cluster of the Queens...  more »
  • We rated it 5 as this is TA maximum rate, but it is actually 10 and above. One of the world best archeological sites. Authentic presentation of very rare and unique items from 2,500 years ago... 
    We rated it 5 as this is TA maximum rate, but it is actually 10 and above. One of the world best archeological sites. Authentic presentation of very rare and unique items from 2,500 years ago...  more »
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  • I was absolutely astonished by this place. An amazing place and an amazing museum. Walking around such historic places and such unique findings. My absolute respect!!!
  • We only went to the Tombs and didn't have any time to go to the museum... Definitely worth seeing. Amazing what they could build and do 2400 years ago.

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