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.
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.

New visiting hours | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina Macedonia Greece

New visiting hours | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina Macedonia Greece

The location | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina, Macedonia Greece

The location | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina, Macedonia Greece

The location | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina, Macedonia Greece

The location | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina, Macedonia Greece

The location | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina, Macedonia Greece

The location | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina, Macedonia Greece

The location | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai - Vergina, Macedoni Greece

The location | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai - Vergina, Macedoni Greece

The location | Aigai -Vergina, Macedonia Greece - The city of Aigai was founded to the south of the river Haliacmon, in the “land of Macedon”, as described by Herodotus, on the foothills of the “Macedonian mount” (Pieria).

The location | Aigai -Vergina, Macedonia Greece - The city of Aigai was founded to the south of the river Haliacmon, in the “land of Macedon”, as described by Herodotus, on the foothills of the “Macedonian mount” (Pieria).

The Eucleia sanctuary | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina Macedonia Greece

The Eucleia sanctuary | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina Macedonia Greece

The Aigai theatre next to the Palace | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina Macedonia Greece

The Aigai theatre next to the Palace | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina Macedonia Greece

The Aigai theatre | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina, Macedonia Greece

The Aigai theatre | Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai -Vergina, Macedonia Greece

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