Manolis Andronikos

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Manolis Leonida Andronikos (Greek: Μανώλης Ανδρόνικος) (October 23, 1919March 30, 1992) was a Greek archaeologist. He was born in Proussa (Bursa), Asia Minor and settled in Thessaloniki with his family after the Asia Minor Disaster of 1922.

Andronikos studied philosophy in the University of Athens and became professor of classical archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

As an archaeologist, he performed many digs in various parts of Macedonia including Veria, Naoussa, Kilkis and Chalkidiki but came to concentrate his efforts at Vergina, Imathia prefecture, at a site that had been previously dug by Greek archaeologist K. Romeos.

On November 8, 1977 Manolis Andronikos announced that he had found unopened the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina. The finds from this tomb were later included in the travelling exhibit "The Search for Alexander" displayed at four cities in the United States from 1980 to 1982. While the discovery is of great archeological importance, the identification of the tomb with Philip has been disputed.

Andronikos died on March 30, 1992.