Management plan for the archaeological site of Philippi

In the context of his application for entry at Unesco

Two sites of ancient Philippi are submitted for inclusion on the Unesco World Heritage list. The archaeological site within the city walls and the site of the battle of Philippi.

At a recent meeting of the Central Archaeological Council (KAS), the members unanimously gave the go-ahead to the master plan for the candidacy of Philippi which should be deposited in international organisation at the latest by 1 February 2015.

The goal of the project

As stated in KAS, the aim of this project is the recording of the needs and possibilities of the archaeological site of Philippi, as well as the stylization of actions to protect, maintenance and emergence of. Specific, These interventions are being developed in five axes, inter alia, relate to the protection of cultural goods from natural disasters, as fires, floods and earthquakes, as well as in maintenance, restoration and enhancement of ancient sets.

Also, provides for the repeal of the old road that cut through the space in two (currently inactive), which reduced in width and without the asphalt will remain only half for emergencies and needs and of the excavations, the tagging and creating parking spaces and public facility and, end, to ensure the continuation of activities in the area, as the educational programs and the Festival of Philippi.

The archaeological site of Philippi is inextricably linked not only with the brilliant city founded the Macedonian King Philip, but with the famed battle that determined the future of the Roman Empire, While it is the area where the Apostle of the Gentiles, Paul, pressed for the first time his foot on Greek and European territory by baptizing and preaching the Gospel on the banks of the river Zygaktis the first female Christian, St. Lydia.

The city of Philippi is the most important archaeological site of Eastern Macedonia. The first settlers were colonists from Thassos, who founded in 360 e.g.. the colony of krinides. The city has experienced acne during the Hellenistic years. The excavations began in Philippi in 1914 by the French archaeological school. Today, the archaeological service, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the French archaeological school continue the archaeological research. The findings of the excavations are kept in the Archaeological Museum of

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