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Museum of Agrigento

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

  • Activities

    Museum Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $150 USD per trip
  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily

  • Starting Location

    Agrigento

  • Price Includes

    Expert-led cultural tour with English-speaking guide, archaeologist, who lives and works in Agrigento.

  • Notes

    Small groups. Not included: tickets, parking, food.

Highlights

  • Pottery: Greek black and red figured Vases from the cemeteries of Akragas
  • The huge Giant (Telamone) of Zeus' Temple
  • The marble warrior maybe from the pediment of Zeus' temple
  • The ancient coins
  • The golden tresure from Finziade

Guide

Trip Info

The Archaeological Museum P. Griffo of Agrigento contains a wide quantity of objects related with the history of Akragas and a tour with an archaeologist could permit you to understand better their use, their meaning and to immagine the everyday life of this extraordinary Greek town. The museum has a rich collection of Attic black figured and red figured vases and an unusual withered ground crater. The most impressive room is dedicated to Zeus and its huge temple and you could gaze at the enormous Giant/Telamon. You could see also a lot of offerings, most of them clay figurines, related to the myth of Demeter and Kore, the marble warrior, the marble ephebo and so on.

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