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Visiting Vergina - Greek Light Meets Great Darkness


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Approaching the Tombs
Visiting Vergina - Greek Light Meets Great Darkness
Picture of Vergina © deTraci Regula
The town of Vergina surrounds the site of the tombs of Aigai, the burial site of Philip, Alexander's father. He was assassinated here as well, and it was Alexander's deft handling of the burial games which accompanied his funeral which drew attention to the soon-to-be-great young man. There are local paid lots within easy walking distance of the entrance to the site itself. Glancing through the gates, it seems underwhelming, an open paved area and some green grass. But the grass conceals the original burial mounds. The museum is underground.

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