Aegae: The Cradle of Ancient Macedonia



The archaeological site of Aegae, next to the contemporary town of Vergina, is located 65 km (40 miles) west of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece’s province of Central Macedonia.

Aegae is protected by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage monument and a site of outstanding natural beauty.

The archaeological site of Aegae consists of the Polycentric Museum, the Palace, the city, the Acropolis and the surrounding area with fields and houses.

Inside the Museum of Aegae

Visiting the site’s exhibitions that are open to public, such as the Royal burial cluster of Philip II, the King of Macedon and father of Alexander the Great is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The outide of the Museum

The projects currently in progress by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Imathia Region constitute part of the integrated proposal for the management and promotion of the archaeological site of Aegae and formulate the concept of the Polycentric Museum.

The aim of these projects is to offer visitors a new experience of how the antiquities exhibited, either in the actual or the digital museum space, are connected with the geographical, historical and monumental space from which they come.