Architectural treasures found at Vergina site

The palace of Vergina-Aegae has been preserved and reconstructed since 2010. Despite the fact that the reconstruction works concern the ground level of the palace, architectural parts of the first floor of the palace were found. 

Aerial view of ancient Vergina in Greek Macedonia [Credit: Kolovos Travel]
The findings of the excavation at the palace of Vergina-Aegae will be presented at the ΚΕ’ meeting concerning the archaelogical work of Macedonia and Thrace by the director of the ΙΖ’ Ephorate of Antiquities, Aggeliki Kotaridi, and the archaeologist Phelekidou. 

Mrs. Kotaridi explains that 6 windows from the palace have been found in excellent condition, mainting all the details on their external side. 

The dimensions and the interesting construction details of the windows indicate their origin. This unique architectural treasure is an invaluable cultural asset, providing information and giving a realistic impression of the first floor of the palace. 

These findings are of great importance, since up until now, assumptions about the first floor of the building have been proven to match the reality. 

Mrs. Kotaridi concluded that through these findings, Hellenistic scenography has come to light and is being presented with real dimensions. 

Author: Fani Toli | Source: Greek Reporter [March 03, 2012]

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