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From Heracles to Alexander the Great


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Essays, maps and site pictures: A History of Macedonia; Royalty and Democracy: the case of Macedon; The legend of Macedon Objects and the themes in the exhibition: The Macedonians in the late bronze age; War and hunting: the world of the Macedonian king and his companions; Burial customs and beliefs in the royal Necropolis of Aegae; Queens, princesses and high priestesses: the role of women at the Macedonian Court; Aegae, the Macedonian Metropolis; The royal presence in the sanctuary of Eukleia; The palace of Aegae; The royal banquet, a capital institution; Macedonian metallurgy: an expression of royalty; Trade and exchange at the Macedonian court; The coinage of the Macedonian kings. Comparative Roman material: Pella and the cities' foundation by Philip II; Painting at the Macedonian court; The Roman heritage of Aegae.

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Dr Angeliki Kottaridi studied archaeology with Professor Manolis Andronikos at the University of Thessaloniki. He discovered the tombs of the Macedonian royal family near their palace at Aegae (modern Vergina) in the 1970s. Dr Kottaridi has devoted her career to the excavation and display of ancient Aegae, developing a spectacular museum within the royal tumulus, of which she is now Director. Recently she has excavated a Macedonian fort on the island of Failaka in the Persian Gulf. She is now directing a major programme of restoration of the royal palace at Aegae, funded by the European Union. She has been honoured in Greece for her contribution to archaeology.

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