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Wars have been a big part of the history of Greece and here you can find out more about them.

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War Museum

Museum of weapons and warfare

Although the governance and politics of Classical Athens have ensured that the city is remembered as one of the most influential of all time, its wars also play a big part in this legacy. War is an undeniable part of Greek history and the War Museum was opened to explore this element of the country's past. It may not be one of the most popular museums, but it is certainly one of the most important for understanding and exploring the Greek world. Athens has played a part in conflicts from the Byzantine Wars to the Second World War and fought historic battles such as the Battle of Salamis. As such, the museum is home to artefacts from wars across many centuries. In addition, it also has a large open-air exhibition of genuine heavy artillery, aircraft and vehicles. This is a place to remember and witness the fact that the horror and the glory of civilisations often go hand in hand.



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