Ancient site of Philippi unveils candidacy for UNESCO list

The candidacy of the ancient site of Philippi in eastern Macedonia, northern Greece, for UNESCO’s World Heritage List was revealed at the B&M Theocharakis Foundation in Athens on Monday.

The international organization’s list includes 17 Greek sites, among them the Acropolis of Athens. The country’s last entry to the list was the Old Town of Corfu.

The ancient city of Philippi was founded by Philip II in 356 BC. The site, located in the region of Kavala, boasts Hellenistic, Roman and early Christian periods. According to the New Testament the city was visited by the apostle Paul in AD 49 or 50.

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