The town of Vergina is found on the site of ancient Aigai, the capital of ancient Macedonia and the site of the tombs of the Macedonian kings. Four burial chambers were discovered there, two of them not despoiled by tomb robbers. One of them belonged to Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great, and one of his wives, while the other belonged to the young son of Alexander the Great and Roxanne, Alexander the fourth of Macedonia.

All of the finds discovered in the burial chambers are on display at the museum built so as to encase the burial structures. Vergina is among the most beautiful and impressive ancient sites of Greece and the findings brought to light, as well as the exceptional frescos on the tombs, show how elevated the life of the Macedonians was, as well as how attractive was its aesthetics.

UNESCO added Vergina archeological site to its list of World Heritage Sites in 1996.

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