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Aegae: The Cradle of Ancient Macedonia

The archaeological site of Aegae, next to the contemporary town of Vergina, was the first capital of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia. The site is located 65 km (40 miles) west of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece’s province of...

Sacred Band of Warriors Part of Classical-Era Greece

One hundred and fifty male couples, known as Thebes’ Sacred Band, or ancient Greece’s army of lovers, was wiped out in a battle in 338 B.C.

Man Arrested for Illegal Excavation in Amphipolis

Found with a metal detector in his hand, a 68-year old man was arrested on Sunday for illegally excavating in the archaeological site of Amphipolis.