Vergina. Macedonia. Greece. View of the entrance to the Great Tumulus, a massive burial mound that is the largest in Greece. The mounds a number of tombs including the 4th century BC royal tomb of King Phillip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great. The tomb included the completed and preserved Skelton of Phillip inside a golden coffer emblazoned with the emblem of the 16 point Macedonian star. The mound also contains one of the most dazzling and great archaeological museums of Europe. Vergina is Ancient Aigai, capital of ancient Macedonia prior to being transferred Pella at the end of the 5th century BC. Aigai remained a sanctuary and summer retreat and a royal burial place. The archaeological site of Vergina is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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