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Pidna 


Pidna

Near the village Kitros was found the ancient Macedonian city Pidna, where in 168 B.C. the Roman general Emilios Pavlos defeated the Macedonian King Persea and conquered Macedonia. Pidna was founded in the 8th B.C. century in a strategic place and from the 5th century is under the guardianship of Macedonians. In 317 B.C. Kassandros defeated Polysperhonta, killed the mother of M. Alexandros Olympiada and was married to the sister of M. Alexandros Thessaloniki. Today extensive excavations, bring daily to light findings of particular importance for Macedonia. The enormous episcopal palace, with a Christian temple and painted graves, great mosaic floorings, an important settlement in the Place "Flowers" with laboratories of ceramics, olive presses, oil and wine deposits, coins and a crowd of other findings, give a different dimension to the History of Macedonia, especially in the 4th till the 7th A.D century. At the same time, the crowd of graves that are being digged up in the huge diachronic cemeteries of Makrygialos and Kitrons make the region one of the most important in Macedonia.



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