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

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

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

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

AIGAI (GREECE) -THE ROYAL MACEDONIAN METROPOLIS

AIGAI (GREECE) -THE ROYAL MACEDONIAN METROPOLIS

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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.

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.

Aiges Macedonian Palace, ancient Aegai (Vergina) Macedonia Greece

Aiges Macedonian Palace, ancient Aegai (Vergina) Macedonia 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

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

Macedonian Palace, ancient Aegai (Vergina) Macedonia Greece

Macedonian Palace, ancient Aegai (Vergina) Macedonia 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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