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Τρίτη, 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

KORYVANTES in " BIGA 2013 ". Participation in the 4th International Traditional Archery Festival. 8 & 9 September 2013


The Traditional Archery Team of Association of Historical Studies KORYVANTES had the honor to attend in the 4th International Horseback and Traditional Archery Festival, held in the town of Biga Turkey (Ancient City "Πηγαία- Pigaia", Canakale / Dardanelles) on September 8 and 9 , 2013.

The festival gathered the attention of leading figures of the sport from the USA, Iran, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Hungary, Slovakia, Hungary, Switzerland, England, Poland, Germany, Bulgaria and Ukraine.Totally 265 athletes, 46 from abroad and 219 from Traditional Archery Associations from Turkey.

The KORYVANTES Association with a two-member mission carried out the honorary representation of Greece . Performing a world-premiere presentation of long range archery shots (more than 70 meters) in combination with the use of heavy composite armor ( linothorax type) ,greaves and hoplite shield (total weight about 25 weapons kg) , displaying depictions of Hoplite-Archers on ancient vases and sculptures.

The results and experiences of the presentation will be incorporated into a research of the Association that will be presented on the upcomming future.

Special thanks to the Director of the festival Mr Metin Ateş for the kind invitation in our team , as long as to the other organizers of the event, for thir excellent hospitality.

Congratulations to the Members of the Association, Deinokrates and Jason for their participation and excellent representation of the Association.


Members of the Mission in a commemorative photo in the shooting field

Snapshot moment  from the competition. Shots at distances over 70 meters with full armour gear and by adjusting the hoplite shield on the back , displaying ancient depictions of Hoplite-Archers.

Snapshot moment  from the competition. Shots at distances over 70 meters with full armour gear and by adjusting the hoplite shield on the back , displaying ancient depictions of Hoplite-Archers.

Friends from the Turkish Organization of Traditional Archery "TALIMHANE", in a commemorative photo with Weapons of our Association.

Crossing the shooting field with a shield  ("Hoplon" type ) on the back ,continuing the tradition of  hoplite-archers  on the plains of Asia Minor.




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