Pella and Vergina

Pella And Vergina   


Pella is an ancientGreekcity, thesecond Capitalof 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 theArchaeological 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. 

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