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New fresco with gladiators discovered in Pompeii


October 11, 2019

ROME (AP) — Archeologists excavating what may have been an ancient Roman drinking den in the ruined city of Pompeii said Friday they have unearthed a well-preserved wall painting of gladiators in action, complete with realistically gory wounds.

The 3ft by 4.5ft fresco is located in the Regio V site, in the northern section of Pompeii's archaeological park, in an area not currently accessible to visitors.

It was found on a wall beneath the stairwell of what was probably a tavern, or wine shop.

"Very probably the fresco decorated a place used by gladiators, perhaps a watering hole . also fr...

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