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I visited all the main historical sites in Greece last summer – Athens and the Acropolis and Temple of Poseidon, Delphi, Corinth, Mycenae, Olympia, Thermopylae, but none, none compared to the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai. None of them, all together. Instead of...More
There is a museum in Vergina, built in form of an ancient tumulus inside a large earth mound, unfortunately it is forbidden to take photos in here. In this museum can be seen 4 tombs of Macedonian kings, the most famous of them is Tomb...More
Vergina is a village in Northern Greece in the foothills of Mt. Pieria some 75 km from Thessaloniki. It is the location of the ancient capital of the Macedonians, called Aigai which had its heydays during the Archaic and Classic periods 7th through 4th centuries...More
One of the most amazing heritage sites I've ever visited! A great museum, with amazing exhibits showing the history of this unique place in Macedonia, Greece.
They also have a new website www.aigai.gr which is currently only in greek but will come up in english...More
The city and description behind the history of this monument does it no justice. The discovery rivals that of King Tut. The tombs themselves have the museum built around them which is unique and gives it a sense of pomp. Shame that this museum does...More
Location & Discovery. Vergina is a village in Imathia 12 KM from Veroia and 75 KM west of Greece's largest city: Thessaloniki. Within the ruins of the ancient city of Aigai the tombs are found. Aigai was a recent discovery in archaeological history: 1977-1978 by...More