Digital exhibition for the 2,500th Anniversary of The Battle of Thermopylae & Salamis

Digital exhibition for the 2,500th Anniversary of The Battle of Thermopylae & Salamis

Greece’s Ministry of Culture presents the digital exhibition “Proving History” to mark the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae and naval battle of Salamis.

The main concept of the exhibition is the presentation of the historic narrative based on the study of the sources, i.e. texts and inscriptions, on the excavations and the movable finds that these brought to light.

By combining these pieces of evidence, even little fragments of them at first glance, visitors can restitute the events, trace the atmosphere of that era and reshape the total picture of the conflict of the two worlds, East and West, which determined the course of History.

The digital exhibition which was made possible by the Directorate of Archaeological Museums and Exhibitions and Educational Programs in the field of museum education, is structured in twelve sections:

  • The Battle of Marathon
  • The Battle of Thermopylae
  • Weaponry
  • The Birth of the Naval Power
  • The Naval Battle of Salamis
  • Shipbuilding
  • The Consolidation of Democracy
  • The Destruction and Rebirth of the City
  • The Symbols of (Nike) Victory
  • Inscriptions
  • Excavations
  • Echoes in Art

The exhibition is bilingual (Greek/English), easy to navigate and features interesting, historical content.

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GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.