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    DescriptionExcavations in the late 1970s in the modern village of Vergina revealed a series of spectacular royal tombs; one identified as belonging to Philip II and the others to members of Alexander the Great's immediate family. Remarkably preserved with much of their exceptionally rich contents intact, these burials take us on a journey back from the time of Alexander (d.323 BC) through classical and archaic times to the early years of the first millennium BC. The finds do not simply tell us of the wealth and social status of the deceased: they also reveal much of the ritual surrounding death. Apart from some items from this burial, exhibited in New York in 2006, and some spectacular items from the tomb of Philip, none of these new finds have been seen by the public in or outside Greece. The extraordinary discoveries will be shown for the first time at the Ashmolean Museum.


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    Title
    From Heracles to Alexander the Great
    Subtitle
    Treasures from the Royal Capital of Macedon, an Hellenic Kingdom in the Age of Democracy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Angeliki Kottaridi, By (author) et al.
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 220 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,383 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781854442543
    ISBN 10: 1854442546
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 938
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A17600000
    LC classification: CC
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    DC22: 938.1
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    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Illustrations note
    600 col
    Publisher
    Ashmolean Museum
    Imprint name
    Ashmolean Museum
    Publication date
    16 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    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.
    Table of contents
    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.