Ancient Pella

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Pella was built in the Hippodameion system, with wide vertical and horizontal streets, creating building blocks. The private residences of Pella had the form of ancient Greek homes, where the living quarters were located around a central courtyard with a colonnade (peristylion: a roofed gallery with pillars). The floors were decorated with pebbled mosaics depicting wonderful scenes from mythology.
Ancient Pella, where King Philip achieved greatness and Alexander the Great was born, is the most important archaeological site of Macedonia (along with Vergina). Excavations brought to light wonderful finds documenting the economic and artistic flourish of the capital of ancient Macedonians.
In the symposium rooms, the men’s quarters, in the mansion of Dionysus, mosaic floors of great craftsmanship made with natural pebbles have been found, dating to 325-300 B.C. God Dionysus riding a panther, and a depiction of a griffin rending a deer.
The most impressive mosaic from Pella, decorating the new museum, is the lion hunt scene, discovered in the mansion of Dionysus. Hunting was the main form of entertainment for Macedonian kings. It is speculated that the two forms are Alexander the Great and his friend Krateros, who saved him from the lion’s attack.

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New Archaeological Museum of Pella Central Macedonia Greece

Nea Pella

New Archaeological Museum of Pella

The new Museum of Pella displays a series of exceptional earthenware idols of goddess Aphrodite and Eros found in the sanctuary of the Mother of Gods and Aphrodite and in tombs carved out of stone in Pella.

Nea Pella

Ancient Spring

An ancient spring in Pella. Water sprang two kilometers away and arrived through an underground canal.

Nea Pella

Roman colony

In the early 1st century BC, Pella was destroyed by an earthquake; the city was abandoned and its residents moved to the west, to the so called “Baths of Alexander the Great”, where in 30 BC Emperor Octavian built a new city, the Roman c

Arhontiko archaeological Mound Pella Central Macedonia Greece

Arhontiko

Arhontiko archaeological Mound

At Archondiko, near Giannitsa, there is a prehistoric tomb and a burial memorial from the 3rd century BC with a circular marble foundation, while in the broader area of ancient Pella and, particularly, along the Pella-Chalkidon national