Necropolis: “The city of the many”. The city of kings and ancestors.
The necropolis spreads both under the ground as a space dedicated to the memory of all Macedonians and over the ground in the form of standing monuments encompassing the Past, the present and the future of the humans that lived and acted in Aigai.
The ancient cemeteries of the Macedonian capital lie beyond the built area that is intended for the living, namely outside the city. The vast area that surrounds the city walls and is, in a way, demarcated by the streams flowing from Pieria is dominated by tombs of the Homeric type, i.e. accumulated earth that covers the actual tomb and a sign bearing the name and father’s name of the dead.