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The Great Tumulus at Aigai

The Tomb of Philip
The Tomb of the Prince
The Tomb of Persophone
The Tomb with Tetrastyle Prostyle Facade
The 'heroon' at Aigai

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The Great Tumulus at Aigai
The Great Tumulus which covered the royal tombs of Aigai (Vergina).

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The Great Tumulus at Aigai

West of the prehistoric Cemetery of the Tumuli, Manolis Andronikos excavated a tumulus of exceptional dimensions (diameter 330 ft, average height 36 ft). This had been constructed by Antigonos Gonatas to cover and protect the unique and unquestionably royal tombs (one of which has been plundered) of Philip, of the Prince, and of Persephone, one ruined tomb with a frontal colonnade of four columns, as well as the 'heroon' (a shrine dedicated to the worship of the illustrious dead).

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