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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...

Alexander the Great’s Tomb: All the Claims in One of History’s Greatest Mysteries

For over 2,300 years, researchers and historians are trying to find the Alexander the Great Tomb, something that remains one of the world's greatest mysteries

Palace of Aigai: The Biggest Building of Ancient Greece

The palace of Aigai, known today as Vergina, is considered not only the biggest but, together with the Parthenon, the most significant building of classical Greece. Constructed during the reign of Philip II (359 - 336 BC) on a raised...

Discover Centuries of Greek History in Veria

Built at the foot of Mount Vermion, the Greek city of Veria was the second most-important town, after Aigai, in the ancient Macedonian era. It was also the third most-important city of the Byzantine empire, from the 11th to the...

The Anniversary of the Discovery of Philip of Macedon’s Tomb

On November 8, 1977, archaeologists discovered the tomb of King Philip of Macedon, King of Macedonia and father of Alexander the Great.

Vergina: Where Proof of Macedonia’s Greek Origin Was Uncovered

In Vergina, a small town in northern Greece, Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos found proof of Macedonia's Greek roots.

Scientists to Re-examine Bones Found in Vergina Royal Tombs

Scientists from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki will re-examine the bones that were discovered in the in Aigai royal tombs in Vergina, Macedonia, after the approval of a new contract between the University, the Regional Authorities of Central Macedonia and...

Thousands Protest Against 'Macedonia' Deal in Historic Greek Town

Thousands of flag-waving Greeks protested on Monday at the historic town of Vergina against the Prespes deal between Greece and FYROM on the naming dispute. Despite earlier warnings that the rally would be cancelled due to bad weather, people from...

Artifacts Undamaged From 'Spray-Attack' at Vergina Tombs

No ancient artifacts have been damaged in any way, the Imathia Antiquities Ephorate announced on Wednesday in response to press reports about an incident at the Vergina Royal Tombs Museum on May 10, when a female visitor managed to...

Vergina Royal Tombs Mystery Solved

"A nearly 40-year-old mystery concerning the Royal Tombs of Vergina has finally been solved," experts claim in a recent study published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" journal. In their study, entitled "The lameness of King Philip II...