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Vergina

After further EU funding approval for an estimated 4.5 million euros, Vergina is expected to open its doors to a new museum in 2017.

The new museum will be opening under the pronouncement, “Aigai: The first city of the Macedonians, from Hercules to Alexander the Great – In Memory of Aigai” and will be housing findings from Aigai , the first capital of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia, where in 336 BC Philip II was assassinated and Alexander the Great was proclaimed king.

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The new museum will include indoor and outdoor areas, patios, an amphitheatre, a multipurpose space, training and scientific departments, maintenance sections, public service areas and administration offices.

Aigai is considered an exceptional testimony to a significant development in European civilization, at the transition from classical city-state to the imperial structure of the Hellenistic and Roman periods and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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