The fields of Aigai (modern Vergina) where Alexander the Great and his father once reigned supreme. (Photo by Harrison Blackman).

The elusive star of Vergina

To visit the tomb of Alexander the Great’s father, a modern odyssey

Tomb of Philip II. (Photo by Harrison Blackman).

Tombward Odyssey

Photo of ‘downtown’ Vergina. You can check in any time you like—but you can never leave. (Photo by Harrison Blackman).

Hotel Vergina

Mosaic of the Vergina Sun. (By Harry Gouvas CC BY-SA 3.0 , from Wikimedia Commons.

Half-baked Elysium

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