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Πέμπτη, 24 Ιουλίου 2014

KORYVANTES in the BIGA International Traditional Archery Competition, Granicus River/Turkey , August 15-17 2014




The Traditional Archery Team of Association of Historical Studies KORYVANTES accepting the kind invitation of the Turkish Traditional Archery Federation, will participate in the 5th International Traditional Archery Competition which will be helded in the town of Biga / Turkey, from 15 to 17 August 2014, continuing the last years' participation in the same event.

The Competition under the new name ETRAC, (Eurasian Traditional Archery Competitions), raises the World interest of Traditional & Horseback Archery with the participation of hundreds of archers from various countries around the world, making it the premier archery event in Europe and one of the best of the World. 




It is a great honor for Greece, the choice of the Turkish organizers that this year's honouring event will be the the historical Battle of Granicus River and the victory of the Greeks against the Persians (334 BC). Especially for this year the competition moves to the actual fields of the historical Battle of Granicus River, in the ground where Alexander and the Macedonian Phalanxes fought.

The Traditional Archery Team of Association of Historical Studies KORYVANTES with a 22 member mission team, and with 17 archers will participate in the Competition , while also restoring the symbolic presence of Greek Hoplite-Archers on a very special for the Hellenism place, presenting -to the global audience of Traditional & Horseback archery- images from the ancient Greek archery and martial tradition, with presentations of Macedonian Phalangists sarissas use, archery demostrations from Toxarchos(Archer Officer) of the Hellenistic Era, and demonstration of armed Pagkration fighting, while also promoting research in Experimental Archaeology.