Archaeological Museum of Vergina, Royal Tombs

On the discovery of the Royal Tombs of Vergina (Aigai) in 1977, an immediate programme was launched to preserve the magnificent murals which adorned them. At the same time a conservation laboratory was set up on the spot to save and restore the extremely important portable objects they contained. For the preservation of the Royal Tombs themselves a subterranean structure was built in 1993 to encase and protect the ancient monuments by maintaining a constant temperature and humidity, both indispensable for the preservation of the wall paintings.

Externally the structure has the appearance of an earth mound; inside it are the treasures found in the Royal Tombs, which have been on exhibition since November 1997.

 

Τ: +30 23310 92347
Ε: vergina@culture.gr

 

Special ticket package: Full: €8, Reduced: €4
Valid for: Aigai, Building for the protection of the royal tombs of Vergina

http://www.aigai.gr/

Archaeological Museum of Vergina - Greece
Archaeological Museum of Vergina