Manolis Andronikos

Manolis Andronikos (Μανόλης Ανδρόνικος)(23.10. Oktober 1919 /Bursa -30.3. 1992 Thessaloniki),

On 8 November 1977, Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos announced that he had found unopened the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina in the prefecture of Pieria. The finds from this tomb were later included in the travelling exhibit "The Search for Alexander" displayed at four cities in the United States from 1980 to 1982. While the discovery is of great archeological importance, the identification of the tomb with Philip has been disputed.

Vergina (Aegae) Tomb Museum,


Some of the objects found by Manolis Andronikos and his team in Vergina , left a small ivory head probably of the king Philip II.

Larnax thought to have belonged to King Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great. When found, it contained the ashes of an unknown cremated male.

...the site [Vergina] is of outstanding universal value representing an exceptional testimony to a significant development in European civilization, at the transition from classical city-state to the imperial structure of the Hellenistic and Roman periods.” WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE, UNITED NATIONS

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