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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AIGAI (GREECE) -THE ROYAL MACEDONIAN METROPOLIS

AIGAI (GREECE) -THE ROYAL MACEDONIAN METROPOLIS

Macedonian Palace, ancient Aegai (Vergina) Macedonia Greece

Macedonian Palace, ancient Aegai (Vergina) Macedonia Greece

Aiges Macedonian Palace, ancient Aegai (Vergina) Macedonia Greece

Aiges Macedonian Palace, ancient Aegai (Vergina) Macedonia Greece

Plan of the palace at Aigai, second half of 4th century BCE, Vergina. ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia, northern Greece

Plan of the palace at Aigai, second half of 4th century BCE, Vergina. ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia, northern Greece

Plan of the palace at Aigai (Vergina) Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia, northern Greece

Plan of the palace at Aigai (Vergina) Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia, northern Greece

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On a rainy morning of November 8, 1977 Greek Archaeologist Manolis…

On a rainy morning of November 8, 1977 Greek Archaeologist Manolis…

Vergina Museum, Macedonia, Greece. Gold Ivory War Shield of King Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great  copyright ©. Photo : Harry Gouvas

Vergina Museum, Macedonia, Greece. Gold Ivory War Shield of King Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great copyright ©. Photo : Harry Gouvas

Macedonian Tombs - The large tomb has a façade which mimics a Doric temple with carved metopes, frieze and hunting scenes painted on it (with a group of seven men shown chasing a deer, a lion and a boar). One of them sports a beard, believed to be Phillip himself.One of the young men in the painting is assumed to be Alexander. The paintings, supposedly the work of artists Nikomachos and Philoxenes are the last surviving examples of ancient Greek painting.

Macedonian Tombs - The large tomb has a façade which mimics a Doric temple with carved metopes, frieze and hunting scenes painted on it (with a group of seven men shown chasing a deer, a lion and a boar). One of them sports a beard, believed to be Phillip himself.One of the young men in the painting is assumed to be Alexander. The paintings, supposedly the work of artists Nikomachos and Philoxenes are the last surviving examples of ancient Greek painting.

#Macedonia, the kingdom of ancient Greece - Alexander the Great himself stood once in front of this tomb, saying the last goodbye to his father, Philip.

#Macedonia, the kingdom of ancient Greece - Alexander the Great himself stood once in front of this tomb, saying the last goodbye to his father, Philip.

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