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Archaeological site of Vergina

One of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Vergina is the town that is believed to be in the place of Aigai, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia and birthplace of Alexander the Great. The archaeological site, discovered in the 19th century near Vergina (village), is an Unesco World Heritage Monument. The tomb of Philip II (Alexander’s father) first unveiled in 1977.

The excavation by the Aristotle University, under the guidance of archeology professor Manolis Andronikos , discovered the burial sites of the Macedonian kings and among the other tombs and a burial monument which, according to Andronikos, belonged to King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. The discovery of these findings also determined the location of the ancient city of Aigai, the first capital of the Macedonian kingdom.

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