Panoplies: Exhibition on Ancient Greek Armor

The Kotsanas Museum in Athens is hosting an exhibition on ancient Greek armor, featuring reconstructions of the "panoplies" worn by legendary generals and soldiers.





Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology

Pindarou 6 & Akadimias, Kolonaki. Tel (+30) 211 411 0044.
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00.
Ticket: €4

Have you ever wondered what Alexander the Great’s armor looked like? The Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology is hosting a temporary exhibition presenting life-size reconstructions of the armor (“panoplies” in Greek) worn by great leaders and warriors from the late Hellenistic to the late Byzantine era.

Drawn from the collection of Dimitris Katsikis, who spent many years researching the origins and development of ancient armor, the exhibition showcases the changing aesthetics and technological innovations made over the course of Greek antiquity.


The collection has already travelled to numerous academic and museum institutions around Europe and the US.

The exhibition is just one of many fascinating presentations of reproductions, created through historical and scientific research, of life-size ancient Greek artifacts, tools and mechanisms at the Kotsanas Museum.

Other exhibits at the museum include the Antikythera Mechanism, early technologies that harnessed wind, water and solar power, and the first “robot” ever created.

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