The earliest inhabitants of Beroea, as of Edessa, were Phrygians. Beroea enjoyed a great heyday during the reign of the Antigonids (294-168 BC), who hailed from here, as well as in Roman times when the city was the seat of the 'Koinon of Macedonians'. The city was an episcopal see from AD 347.
The area of the ancient city, which lies under the modern town, is relatively limited. Nevertheless, it was girt by strong walls with towers and gateways (from the late 4th century BC with extensive repairs in the 3rd century AD on account of the Goth incursions), through which the principal road arteries passed. Remains of buildings and streets are frequently brought to light beneath the modern town (e.g. in Mitropoleos street). Cemeteries of Hellenistic and Roman times. Of interest are the products of the local coroplastic and pottery workshops (exhibits in the Veroia Museum).
An Early Christian cemetery with over 50 graves has been excavated. Graves of the same period have been revealed at other points in the town. In one of them was a wall-painting (4th century), now detached, with a representation of Christ.Wikidata ID: Q15712213
Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean
(Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean, Ministry of the Aegean)