Royal Tombs of Vergina
Situated on the plain below the city, the necropolis of Aigai is a mass of tumuli (300). The most striking of all is of course the Royal Tumulus, which houses several tombs dating back to 4C BC. Reconstructed upon completion of the excavations, this 13m-high by 100m-wide mound now houses a magnificent museum. Visitors can admire the tomb façades, in particular that of the great central tomb identified as belonging to Philip II of Macedonia. The interior has yielded an impressive wealth of funerary objects.