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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  • It was amazing....the exhibits are of great importance reflecting the Greek civilization of those times in Macedonia. These were kept in their initial place in a museum area designed to fit in that... 
    It was amazing....the exhibits are of great importance reflecting the Greek civilization of those times in Macedonia. These were kept in their initial place in a museum area designed to fit in that...  more »
  • Even if you are not into archaeology this site will leave you breathless. Aside from the striking beauty of the Royal Macedonian gold, the exhibit is made with great taste and the presentation is... 
    Even if you are not into archaeology this site will leave you breathless. Aside from the striking beauty of the Royal Macedonian gold, the exhibit is made with great taste and the presentation is...  more »
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  • History and glory. Philip father of great Alexander continues to amaze even from the grave. Glory,attention to detail and the vast history of the man are only few of the reasons you should visit these archaeological sites. Whatever I write is an understatement to the feeling you get when you visit the tomb. It will take you around an hour to pass threw and then you can also visit the palace which is very near from the tomb with the same ticket.
  • Great place for history lovers of the ancient Greek heritage! It is an underground museum containing the burial clusters of Philip II of Macedonia and Great Alexander's son, known as Prince of Macedonia! He was the son of Alexander the Great and Roxane died at the age of 13-14.

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