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Ancient Worlds - BBC Two 

Episode 4 “Return of the King”

Visiting the Royal Tombs of Aigai, the ancient first capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia, near Vergina. The most important tomb of all is the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia, containing a wealth of exquisite valuables and weapons including Philip’s armour. At the foot of the hill below the palace lie the ruins of the amphitheatre where Philip was assassinated during his daughter’s wedding, to be succeeded by his son, Alexander. 

Vergina Museum, Vergina, Central Macedonia, Greece

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