Aigai Museum Webinar

Recent Archaeological Discoveries and the New Museum of Aigai – Vergina

June 11, 2022
Zoom webinar

About The Event

  • Dr. Angeliki Kottaridi, Archaeologist, Director of the Ephorate of Imathia and Director of the Museum of Aigai.
  • Professor Robin Lane Fox, Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford University.

The Macedonian Society of Great Britain hosted a live webinar on “Recent Archaeological Discoveries and the New Museum of Aigai”.

The event was a virtual presentation of the new Museum of Aigai by Archaeologist Dr. Angeliki Kottaridi in cooperation with Professor Robin Lane Fox who covered the historical aspect of the subject matter.

The city of Aigai, the ancient first capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia, was discovered in the 19th century near Vergina, in northern Greece. The most important remains are the monumental palace, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs in the Great Tumulus is identified as that of Philip II, who ruled all Greek city-states, paving the way for his son Alexander the Great and the expansion of the Hellenistic world.