an ancient Greek city, the second цapital of Macedonia and birth place of Alexander the Great. (The
Capital of Macedonia moved from Vergina to Pella in the 5th Century BC). Many people come here to see the exceptional
mosaics discovered in the remains of houses and public buildings. Here in the ancient city of Pella is
the Archaeological Museum
of Pella which is one of
Greece's best on-site archaeology museums with a display of pottery, jewelry
and mosaics found at the site.
Vergina (the first capital of Macedonia) is a small town in northern Greece, located in
Central Macedonia. Founded by King Perdikas in the 7th Century BC it was
formally known as Aigaes. Even though the capital
had been moved to Pella it was still used as the royal burial grounds. In 336 BC,
Phillip II was assasinated by one of his seven bodyguards while attending the
wedding of his daughter Cleopatra in the theatre.
The town of Vergina became internationally
famous in 1977 when the Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos unearthed what
he claimed was the burial site of the kings of Macedonia, including the tomb of Philip II, father of
Alexander the Great.