Petros Saroglos (1864-1920) was an officer of the Greek Army and a great benefactor of the Armed Forces. The Saroglou Collection, on display at the War Museum, includes offensive and defensive, artillery and firearms from various historical periods and civilizations, many of which are unique inventions or rare specimens of high art. It is one of the most famous collections of weapons in Greece. For their collection and purchase, Saroglos traveled around the world and spent large amount of money.
The weapons of the Greek Revolution are one of the most important tributes of the collection and are exhibited on the ground floor of the museum. Priceless for its variety, uniqueness and rarity, this collection transports the visitor to times when weapons were the ornaments – jewelry of men and testified to the economic superiority and social status of their owners.
The second part of Weapons Collection of P.Z.Saroglou exhibits European, Asian and African weapons from different periods.
Of particular interest are the offensive and defensive weapons of the peoples of Asia and Africa, made by simple and natural materials such as crocodile and buffalo skin, turtle shells, mats, fiber and tree branches. Also on display are offensive and defensive, artillery and firearms, as well as firearms of various types.