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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...

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...

The Anniversary of the Discovery of King Philip II's Tomb

The discovery of the tomb of Philip II, King of Macedonia and father of Alexander the Great, is one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the rich Greek history. It was November 8, 1977 when archaeologist Dr. Manolis Andronikos,...

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...

Palace of Aigai, Biggest Building of Ancient Greece, Opens to Public (photos)

The archaeological site of the palace of Aigai, considered not only the biggest but, together with the Parthenon, the most significant building of classical Greece, opened to visitors this week. Constructed during the reign of Philip II (359-336 BC) on...

Discover Centuries of Greek History in Veria

Built at the foot of Mount Vermion, the 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 14th...

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...

First Cruise Ship Opens Season for Thessaloniki

The arrival of MS Hamburg cruise ship in Thessaloniki port on March 31 marked the beginning of the cruise season for the popular Greek city. More than 30 ships are expected to arrive in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, throughout the season. The number...