VERGINA - Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina)

Aigai, the ancient first capital of the Greek Kingdom of Macedonia, near Vergina, in northern Greece. The most important remains are the monumental palace, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs in the Great Tumulus is identified as that of Philip II. Vergina is a small town in northern Greece, located in the regional unit of Imathia, Central Macedonia near Aigai.
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Macedonian Kings - important archaeological discovery in Macedonia Greece, Vergina

Macedonian Kings - important archaeological discovery in Macedonia Greece, Vergina

On a rainy morning of November 8, 1977 Greek Archaeologist Manolis Andronikos,  discovered in Vergina, a sleepy Greek Village, the tomb of Alexander the Great’s father, King Philip II of Macedon and Alexander’s son, Alexander IV!

On a rainy morning of November 8, 1977 Greek Archaeologist Manolis Andronikos, discovered in Vergina, a sleepy Greek Village, the tomb of Alexander the Great’s father, King Philip II of Macedon and Alexander’s son, Alexander IV!

Visit Vergina in Macedonia, Greece - YouTube

Visit Vergina in Macedonia, Greece - YouTube

Vergina/Macedonia/Greece by Hellenicfighter

Vergina/Macedonia/Greece by Hellenicfighter

Vergina, Macedonia Greece - Tomb of a Macedonian King.  Macedonia, the ancient kingdom of Greece

Vergina, Macedonia Greece - Tomb of a Macedonian King. Macedonia, the ancient kingdom of Greece

On a rainy morning of November 8, 1977 Greek Archaeologist Manolis Andronikos,  discovered in Vergina, a sleepy Greek Village, the tomb of Alexander the Great’s father, King Philip II of Macedon and Alexander’s son, Alexander IV!

On a rainy morning of November 8, 1977 Greek Archaeologist Manolis Andronikos, discovered in Vergina, a sleepy Greek Village, the tomb of Alexander the Great’s father, King Philip II of Macedon and Alexander’s son, Alexander IV!

Macedonian Kings - Andronikos discovering the Tomb of Alexander the Great father Philip II in Vergina, Macedonia Greece

Macedonian Kings - Andronikos discovering the Tomb of Alexander the Great father Philip II in Vergina, Macedonia Greece

The museum of Vergina, Macedonia Greece interior

The museum of Vergina, Macedonia Greece interior

Macedonian Tombs - Wall painting depicting the Rape of Persephone.- Vergina, Macedonia northern Greece

Macedonian Tombs - Wall painting depicting the Rape of Persephone.- Vergina, Macedonia northern Greece

Philip II king of the Greek kingdom of #Macedonia - The second tomb hosted a nearly intact male skeleton, complete with 350 bones and fragments. It was estimated to be roughly 35-55 years old, consistent with Philip’s age at the time of assassination (46). The antechamber contained cremated remains of a female.

Philip II king of the Greek kingdom of #Macedonia - The second tomb hosted a nearly intact male skeleton, complete with 350 bones and fragments. It was estimated to be roughly 35-55 years old, consistent with Philip’s age at the time of assassination (46). The antechamber contained cremated remains of a female.

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