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Statue of Philip II

Not too far from the statue dedicated to his son, Alexander the Great, is the statue of Philip II, king of the Macedonians (359 BC - 336 BC). Across of the  White Tower and the building of the Society for Macedonian Studies, the bronze statue, created by the sculptor George Nikolaidis and inaugurated in 1994, stands on a 1.5-meter-high marble base and shows Philip standing upright, with a helmet in the right hand, symbolizing the unity he achieved during the years of his reign.

The statue is known for its detail, trying to represent Philip based on the available historical information about his physiognomy. The folds of the uniform, the sandals, the veins but also the injury to his eye, something unusual for a statue, are presented impressively to visitors who take a close look.

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