Monument of the Unknown Soldier, Emmanuel Lazaridis (Syntagma Square)

Monument of the Unknown Soldier, Emmanuel Lazaridis (Syntagma Square) Monument of the Unknown Soldier, Emmanuel Lazaridis (Syntagma Square) Monument of the Unknown Soldier, Emmanuel Lazaridis (Syntagma Square) Monument of the Unknown Soldier, Emmanuel Lazaridis (Syntagma Square)
The sculpture depicts a nude male figure of a dead warrior lying on the ground. He is holding a cyclic shield, an ancient helmet with the face turned sideways. The depiction of the dead man’s body creates the impression that the Unknown Soldier is just resting, ready to stand up. On both sides of the representation they have carved two inscriptions from Pericles’ Funeral Oration by Thucydides. On the wall of the monument there are carved names of places, where the Greek army fought from the Balkan Wars to the period after the Great War. The monument was created by the sculptor Fokion Rok. The unveiling took place in 1932.
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