The wonderful Archaeological Museum is a must for anyone who comes to visit Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples . It was built in the early sixties in what was the ancient Cistercian monastery next to the medieval church of St. Nicholas and it extends from the adjacent Oratory of Phalaris to the "Comitium". Its immense and priceless heritage is shown within 19 rooms offering visitors the chance to learn about what was once the grandeur and importance of Akragas to the Greeks. Room I to room XI show excavations and works carried out by the patron Sir Alexander Hardcastle in the territory surrounding the urban area of old Akragas. Room XII to room XVII are expositions of finds from excavations carried out on a larger area that falls between the provinces of Agrigento and Caltanissetta, that once belonged to the powerful and rich Akragas. In addition to a rich collection of Greek pottery and various objects found around the city, there is the impressive Telamon, transported from the temple of Jupiter, placed upright in the large central room.