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The work Citizens represents three human figures reading a newspaper, which is heldby the middle character.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1987 Created.

    1989 Placed.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

This work represents three human figures reading a newspaper, which is held by the middle character. It consists of a metal skeleton and mortar. The metal bars next to the statues have a symbolic value. They refer to prisons or factory spaces, and the sculpture depicts the agony of citizens to be informed and be released from the shackles of everyday life and political circumstances.

What I can't see

The complete title of the sculpture is “Citizens reading a newspaper and talking”. This picture depicts a very typical scene that was rather common in old coffee houses and the streets before technology dominated our lives. The sculpture is a work by sculptor Manolis Tzompanakis, who also created the “Unknown Warrior of Crete” at the Athens War Museum.


  • Address: Ag. Sophias Sq.


Glyptothiki, (d.u.), Πολίτες, [Civilians], Cultural Foundation of Piraeus Group

Last visit: 27/9/2015


Zafeiris Ch. (1997), Θεσσαλονίκης Εγκόλπιον, ιστορία, πολιτισμός, η πόλη σήμερα, γεύσεις, μουσεία, μνημεία, διαδρομές, [Thessaloniki Handbook, history, culture, the city today, flavours, museums, routes], Athens: Exantas


Passalidis Th., (2013), Το γλυπτό «Πολίτες» στην Πλατεία Αγίας Σοφίας στη Θεσσαλονίκη, [The sculpture “Civilians” in Aghias Sophias Sq in Thessaloniki], Odos Ellinon,

Last visit 27/9/2015