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Vivid gladiator fresco discovered at Pompeii

October 12, 2019 - General

A vivid fresco depicting an armour-clad gladiator standing victorious as his wounded opponent stumbles gushing blood has been discovered in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy’s culture ministry said Friday.

A ‘Murmillo’ fighter wearing a plumed, wide-brimmed helmet with visor stands victorious holding a large rectangular
shield in one hand and a sword in the other. Behind him is his opponent’s, known as the Thraex’, shield,…

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Source: archeo

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