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Pella

Archaeological Site of Pella

Pella

Pella was an ancient city in Central Macedonia, Greece, which was the historical capital of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and the birthplace of Alexander the Great. Macedonia was an ancient kingdom with a long history but was on the periphery of Classical Greece and was outside of the area dominated by the historically great city-states of Athens, Sparta, and Thebes. However, during the reign of King Philip II (359–336 BC), Macedonia was strong enough to conquer mainland Greece and Thrace with a superior and more experienced army. Philip II’s son Alexander the Great, became the young leader of a federation of Greek states, which subsequently conquered a territory that stretched as far as the Indus River.

For a brief period, Alexander the Great empire was the most powerful in the world, leading to a new period of Ancient Greek civilization. Greek arts and literature flourished in the newly conquered lands, and advances in philosophy and science spread throughout much of the ancient world. After the premature death of Alexander in 323 BC, the empire was partitioned by Alexander’s Generals, and Macedonia became a Greek cultural and political center in the region. Macedonia’s decline began with the rise of Rome as the leading Mediterranean power.

Pella Highlights

Greek Proverbs and Quotes

Pella

  • Site:              Pella
  • Greek:          Πέλλα
  • Location:      Central Macedonia, Greece
  • Country:      Greece

A Tour of Greek Museums and Historic Sites

Museums in Athens

Athens Historical Sites

Thessaloniki Museums

Thessaloniki Historical Sites

Delphi Museums and Historical Sites

Delphi Historical Sites

Delos Museums and Historical Sites

Santorini Museums

  • Museum of Prehistoric Thera
  • Archaeological Museum of Thera
  • Maritime Museum, Santorini

Thera Historical Site

Olympia Museums and Historical Sites

Corinth Museums and Historical Site

Mycenae Museum and Historic Site

Epidaurus Museum & Historic Site

Heraklion, Crete Museum & Historic Site

Meteora Historic Site 

Milos Museum & Historic Site

  • Milos Historical Sites
  • Milos Museum

Mystras Historic Site

Pella Museum & Historic Site

 

 

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“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep;
I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”

– Alexander the Great

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Photo Credit: JOM

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