VERGINA - Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern 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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Vergina Museum, Macedonia, Greece. Gold Ivory War Shield of King Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great  copyright ©. Photo : Harry Gouvas

Gold Ivory War Shield of King Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great copyright ©.

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

On a rainy morning of November 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 an…

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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The Derveni krater, late century B., an exhausted Menead seating on the shoulder of the vase, Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki.

8th November 1977  - The Opening of King #Philip II's Tomb at the Royal Tombs of #Vergina | #Photography Stella Drougou.    The funeral of #Philip II King of the #Ancient #greek #kingdom of #macedonia in 336 BC was the most lavish funeral #Ceremony of the historic times held in #Greece.- #tomb

November 1977 - The Opening of King II's Tomb at the Royal Tombs of

Wall painting- encaustic on marble- from the necropolis of Aigai and the tombs of Philip II of Macedon and Meda, Nikesipolis, and Alexander IV, 4th-3rd century, BCE. Photography: Socrates Mavrommates, from the book Aigai: The royal metropolis of the Macedonians, by Angeliki Kottaridi.

from the necropolis of Aigai and the tombs of Philip II of Macedon and Meda, Nikesipolis, and Alexander IV.

Aiges Macedonian Palace, ancient Aegai (Vergina) Macedonia Greece

Aiges Macedonian Palace, ancient Aegai (Vergina) Macedonia Greece

Macedonia - The ruins of #Aigai ( #Aegae , #modern #Vergina #Macedonia , #greece ) - #historical #Macedonian #places

Macedonia - The ruins of #Aigai ( #Aegae , #modern #Vergina #Macedonia , #greece ) - #historical #Macedonian #places

City walls – Acropolis | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina,MacedoniaGreece

City walls – Acropolis | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina,MacedoniaGreece

Macedonian Palace, ancient Aegai (Vergina) Macedonia Greece

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 century BCE, Vergina. ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia, northern Greece

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