To the north of the palace of the Aeges, a little east of the "tomb of Rome" is the peculiar Macedonian "tomb of Eurydice". The two-chambered vaulted building, the facade of which has not yet been revealed, is plastered with off-white mortar.
The tomb of Eurydice is the oldest Macedonian tomb found in the area of Aige and dates back to around 340 BC. The tomb is covered by an arch, but it is completely encased in a parallelepiped structure, as the craftsmen were probably not sure enough about the arch durability.
A false door and two false windows framed by four Ionic semi-columns supporting an Ionic three-banded architrave and decorated with white hymnal friezes, form the narrow side of the chamber in a false facade.
A find of unique beauty is the marble throne with its rich written and sculptural decoration, where the imposing quadriplegic representation of Pluto and Persephone stands out on its armrest.
The richness of the ancient tomb betrays a royal burial which, based on chronological data, is attributed to Philip's mother Eurydice, whose inscribed vows have been found in the sanctuary of Euklia in Aiges.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou