Royal Graves of Aigai Museum: the Macedonian Glory

Royal Graves of Aigai Museum: the Macedonian Glory

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Royal Graves of Aigai Museum: the Macedonian Glory

Macedonia withheld its secrets from the public until 1977 when two royal tombs were discovered at Aigai. It was hailed as the archaeological discovery of the century, as many think the tombs belong to King Philip II, and Alexander’s son, Alexander IV. Let’s delve into a rich site with treasures, linked to legends who changed the course of history.


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A tour by

Smaragda Touloupa

Almost three decades ago I decided to become a professional wanderer/tourist guide by combining my love for our history, archaeology, landscape, and humans with a profession. You will find me guiding all over Greece, from Aigai to Crete among others.

Phone: +302103006246

Email: bookings@cliomuseapp.com

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1. Entrance - Outside the Museum

7 Stories

2. The Great Tumulus

3 Stories

3. Marble Grave Stele

4 Stories

4. Tomb IV

3 Stories

5. The ‘Heroon’

4 Stories

6. Tomb I, the North Wall.

5 Stories

7. Tomb I

6 Stories

8. A gilded silver sheet

3 Stories

9. Iron spearheads

4 Stories

10. Bronze tripod

3 Stories

11. Tomb II. Philip II’s Tomb.

7 Stories

12. Horse bridles

4 Stories

13. The gold and purple cloth

3 Stories

14. The Golden Diadem

4 Stories

15. Philip II’s suit of armour

4 Stories

16. The Chryselephantine Couch

4 Stories

17. The Golden chest

4 Stories

18. Banquet paraphernalia

3 Stories

19. Tomb III

5 Stories

20. The Chryselephantine Couch

3 Stories

21. The Silver Ossuary Hydria

2 Stories

22. Silver patera

3 Stories

23. The portrait photograph of Andronikos

4 Stories