Tag: GR – Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina)

Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece; Gabi Ancarola; Greek Reporter

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Due to its ancient history, it should not come as a surprise that Greece boasts a rich list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Greece Marks World Heritage Day with Free Access to Archeological Sites; Tasos Kokkinidis; Greek Reporter

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Greece marks on Sunday World Heritage Day offering free access to the country’s numerous archaeological sites.

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Aegae: The Cradle of Ancient Macedonia; Nick Kampouris; Greek Reporter

The archaeological site of Aegae, next to the contemporary town of Vergina, is located 65km west of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece’s province of Central Macedonia.

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The Greek city of Veria: 2.500 years of History; Visit Greece

Greece – Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina)

The third most important city of the Byzantine Empire, after Constantinople & Thessaloniki

Veria was the second most significant town, after Aigai, during the blooming ancient Macedonian years. The city is built on the foothills of Mt. Vermion and crossed by the River Tripotamo. From the 11th to the 14th century it was the third most important city of the Byzantine Empire, after Constantinople and Thessaloniki. The impressively large number of Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches gave the city the nickname “Little Jerusalem”. Today, 48 Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches are preserved in the city centre.

Follow our footsteps and discover this magnificent historic, yet modern city.

Aigai – Vergina

Aigai, today’s Vergina, was the first capital of the ancient Macedonian Kingdom. The excavations in 1977, by professor Manolis Andronikos, revealed the 20th century greatest discovery on Greek land. The treasures found were of great archaeological and historic significance and the territory of the ancient Macedonian Kings was proclaimed as a World Heritage Site in 1996 by UNESCO.

At the Royal Tombs Museum, you can admire portable findings and wall paintings in an impressive underground construction.

Source: The Greek city of Veria: 2.500 years of History (PHOTOS)

10 UNESCO World Heritage sites with wild back stories; Jack Davidson; CNN

Photo: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai

Murder. Greed. Oppression. Intrigue. The ruins at these UNESCO sites may be silent, but they tell some shocking and absorbing tales.

Source: 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites with wild back stories

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