Vivid gladiator fresco discovered at Pompeii

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Vivid gladiator fresco discovered at PompeiiA 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. The striking scene in gold, blue and red was uncovered in what experts think was a tavern frequented by gladiators, who fought each other, prisoners and wild animals for the public’s entertainment. Gladiators were killed or shown mercy,” Pompeii’s director Massimo Osanna said.


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